Revisiting CPX applications in heart failure: Aligning evidence with clinical practice

Ross Arena, Marco Guazzi, Lawrence P. Cahalin, Jonathan Myers

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Abstract

AHA/ACC class recommendations and associated level of evidence for cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPX) have been put forth. A new paradigm is proposed for CPX use and interpretation in heart failure (HF). Evidence for this new paradigm will be provided showing that clinical utilization, class recommendations and associated level of evidence for CPX in the HF population can be significantly expanded. SUMMARY: New utilization, class recommendation and level of evidence paradigms for cardiopulmonary exercise testing in heart failure are proposed.

Original languageEnglish
JournalExercise and Sport Sciences Reviews
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Publication statusAccepted/In press - Jul 24 2014

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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