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Cardiopulmonary exercise testing in the assessment of exertional dyspnea.

Datta D, Normandin E, ZuWallack R - Ann Thorac Med (2015 Apr-Jun)

Bottom Line: It is usually investigated by resting tests such as pulmonary function tests and echocardiogram, which may at times can be non-diagnostic.Cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) measures physiologic parameters during exercise which can enable accurate identification of the cause of dyspnea.Though CPET has been around for decades and provides valuable and pertinent physiologic information on the integrated cardiopulmonary responses to exercise, it remains underutilized.

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Affiliation: Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary-Critical Care Medicine, University of CT Health Center, Farmington, CT 06030, USA.

ABSTRACT
Dyspnea on exertion is a commonly encountered problem in clinical practice. It is usually investigated by resting tests such as pulmonary function tests and echocardiogram, which may at times can be non-diagnostic. Cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) measures physiologic parameters during exercise which can enable accurate identification of the cause of dyspnea. Though CPET has been around for decades and provides valuable and pertinent physiologic information on the integrated cardiopulmonary responses to exercise, it remains underutilized. The objective of this review is to provide a comprehensible overview of the underlying principles of exercise physiology, indications and contraindications of CPET, methodology and interpretative strategies involved and thereby increase the understanding of the insights that can be gained from the use of CPET.

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Graphic display of response to exercise in patient with lung disease on cardiopulmonary exercise testing (ventilatory limitation to exercise)
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Figure 7: Graphic display of response to exercise in patient with lung disease on cardiopulmonary exercise testing (ventilatory limitation to exercise)

Mentions: The effect of exercise on physiologic parameters studied during CPET in a normal subject is shown in Figure 6. The changes in various physiologic parameters with exercise in heart disease (cardiac limitation to exercise) are depicted graphically in Figure 7.


Cardiopulmonary exercise testing in the assessment of exertional dyspnea.

Datta D, Normandin E, ZuWallack R - Ann Thorac Med (2015 Apr-Jun)

Graphic display of response to exercise in patient with lung disease on cardiopulmonary exercise testing (ventilatory limitation to exercise)
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 7: Graphic display of response to exercise in patient with lung disease on cardiopulmonary exercise testing (ventilatory limitation to exercise)
Mentions: The effect of exercise on physiologic parameters studied during CPET in a normal subject is shown in Figure 6. The changes in various physiologic parameters with exercise in heart disease (cardiac limitation to exercise) are depicted graphically in Figure 7.

Bottom Line: It is usually investigated by resting tests such as pulmonary function tests and echocardiogram, which may at times can be non-diagnostic.Cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) measures physiologic parameters during exercise which can enable accurate identification of the cause of dyspnea.Though CPET has been around for decades and provides valuable and pertinent physiologic information on the integrated cardiopulmonary responses to exercise, it remains underutilized.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary-Critical Care Medicine, University of CT Health Center, Farmington, CT 06030, USA.

ABSTRACT
Dyspnea on exertion is a commonly encountered problem in clinical practice. It is usually investigated by resting tests such as pulmonary function tests and echocardiogram, which may at times can be non-diagnostic. Cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) measures physiologic parameters during exercise which can enable accurate identification of the cause of dyspnea. Though CPET has been around for decades and provides valuable and pertinent physiologic information on the integrated cardiopulmonary responses to exercise, it remains underutilized. The objective of this review is to provide a comprehensible overview of the underlying principles of exercise physiology, indications and contraindications of CPET, methodology and interpretative strategies involved and thereby increase the understanding of the insights that can be gained from the use of CPET.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus