Prognostic value of 6-minute walk test in stable outpatients with heart failure.

@article{Arslan2007PrognosticVO,
  title={Prognostic value of 6-minute walk test in stable outpatients with heart failure.},
  author={Şakir Arslan and Mustafa Kemal Erol and Fuat Gundoğdu and Serdar Sevimli and Enbiya Aksakal and Huseyin Senocak and Necip Alp},
  journal={Texas Heart Institute journal},
  year={2007},
  volume={34 2},
  pages={166-9}
}
The study was designed to evaluate the prognostic value of the 6-minute walk test in stable outpatients with heart failure. We prospectively studied 43 patients (6 women and 37 men) who had chronic heart failure secondary to ischemic heart disease or idiopathic cardiomyopathy. All patients had left ventricular systolic dysfunction (ejection fraction, < or = 0.40), and they were in stable New York Heart Association functional class II or III heart failure. All patients were evaluated by M-mode… CONTINUE READING

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