Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing in Heart Failure.

  title={Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing in Heart Failure.},
  author={John Myers and Ross Arena and Lawarence P Cahalin and Valentina Labate and Marco Guazzi},
  journal={JACC. Heart failure},
  volume={4 8},
A growing body of literature has underscored the value of ventilatory gas exchange techniques during exercise testing (commonly termed cardiopulmonary exercise testing, or CPX) and their applications in the management of patients with heart failure (HF). The added precision provided by this technology is useful in terms of understanding the physiology and mechanisms underlying exercise intolerance in HF, quantifying the response to therapy, evaluating disability, making activity recommendations… CONTINUE READING