09 February 2016
Cardiopulmonary exercise testing in patients with pulmonary hypertension: clinical recommendations based on a review of the evidence
Clinical recommendations on the importance of Cardio Pulmonary Exercise Testing in Pulmonary Hypertension patients were published on the Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
There is an increasing recognition of the potential value of cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPX) in patients with pulmonary hypertension (PH). Several CPX variables have been shown to be consistently altered in patients with PH and more so as severity of disease increases.
However, to further enhance clinical application, additional research is needed to better define optimal CPX measures and associated cutoff values. This paper gives class-based recommendations with associated levels of evidence for the use of CPX in the PH patient population.
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