Assessment of oxygen uptake during the 6-minute walking test in patients with heart failure: preliminary experience with a portable device.

@article{Faggiano1997AssessmentOO,
  title={Assessment of oxygen uptake during the 6-minute walking test in patients with heart failure: preliminary experience with a portable device.},
  author={Pompilio Massimo Faggiano and A D'aloia and Anna Gualeni and A Lavatelli and Alessandro Giordano},
  journal={American heart journal},
  year={1997},
  volume={134 2 Pt 1},
  pages={203-6}
}
In patients with heart failure, the 6-minute walking test (6-MWT) is considered a useful measure of submaximal exercise capacity. Few data are available on oxygen uptake (VO2) during a standard 6-MWT. The aim of this study was to measure the 6-MWT VO2 by using a recently validated portable instrument in 26 patients (24 men, 2 women; mean age, 56 +/- 11 years) with mild to severe heart failure (New York Heart Association class II, 10 patients; III, 10 patients; IV, 6 patients; left ventricular… CONTINUE READING

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