Accuracy of transcutaneous carbon dioxide tension measurements during cardiopulmonary exercise testing.

@article{Stege2009AccuracyOT,
  title={Accuracy of transcutaneous carbon dioxide tension measurements during cardiopulmonary exercise testing.},
  author={Gerben Stege and Frank J J van den Elshout and Yvonne F. Heijdra and Marjo J T van de Ven and P. N. Richard Dekhuijzen and Petra J. E. Vos},
  journal={Respiration; international review of thoracic diseases},
  year={2009},
  volume={78 2},
  pages={147-53}
}
BACKGROUND Measurements of transcutaneous carbon dioxide tension (PtcCO(2)) with current devices are proven to provide clinically acceptable agreement with measurements of partial arterial carbon dioxide tension (PaCO(2)) in several settings but not during cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET). OBJECTIVES The primary objective of this study was to investigate the agreement between PaCO(2) and PtcCO(2) measurements (using a Tosca 500 with a Tosca sensor 92) during CPET. A secondary objective… CONTINUE READING