Six-minute walking performance in patients with moderate-to-severe heart failure; is it a useful indicator in clinical practice?

@article{Opasich2001SixminuteWP,
  title={Six-minute walking performance in patients with moderate-to-severe heart failure; is it a useful indicator in clinical practice?},
  author={Cristina Opasich and Gian Domenico Pinna and Alfredo Mazza and Oreste Febo and Riccardo Riccardi and Pier Giorgio Riccardi and Soccorso Capomolla and Gianluca Forni and Franco Cobelli and Luigi T Tavazzi},
  journal={European heart journal},
  year={2001},
  volume={22 6},
  pages={488-96}
}
AIMS The 6-min walk test has been incorporated into studies on the efficacy of new therapies and into prognostic stratification for chronic heart failure patients. Firm conclusions on the usefulness of the test in clinical practice are still lacking. The aim of this study was to investigate (1) the correlation between walk test performance and standard indices of cardiac function and exercise capacity, and (2) the prognostic value of the walk test with respect to peak VO2 and NYHA class… CONTINUE READING

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