Determining the best ventilatory efficiency measure to predict mortality in patients with heart failure.

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BACKGROUND Ventilatory efficiency, the relationship between ventilation (VE) and carbon dioxide production (VCO2), predicts mortality in heart failure patients, but its determination has not been standardized. Additionally, it is unclear if the prognostic power of ventilatory efficiency is independent of exercise intensity. Therefore, we investigated the… (More)

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@article{Bard2006DeterminingTB, title={Determining the best ventilatory efficiency measure to predict mortality in patients with heart failure.}, author={Robert L. Bard and Brenda W. Gillespie and Nicholas S Clarke and Timothy G. Egan and John M. Nicklas}, journal={The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation}, year={2006}, volume={25 5}, pages={589-95} }