Cardiopulmonary exercise test interpretation using age-matched controls to evaluate exertional dyspnea.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) is one method to diagnose unexplained dyspnea in young adults, yet few normal reference values exist in this population. This study evaluated interpretation of maximal CPET in a young adult cohort with known pulmonary disorders using published reference values compared to age-matched normal controls… (More)

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