15 July 2016

2016 focused update: clinical recommendations for cardiopulmonary exercise testing data assessment in specific patient populations

Posted in Scientific News, Research News, Clinical CPET

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This scientific statement is a focused update to the 2012 Joint Scientific Statement on Clinical Recommendations for Cardiopulmonary Exercise (CPX) Testing Data Assessment in Specific Patient Populations from the European Association for Cardiovascular Prevention & Rehabilitation (EACPR) and the American Heart Association (AHA).

The purposes of this article published on the European Heart Journal are thus to:

  • confirm algorithms included in the initial scientific statement not requiring revision,
  • to propose revisions to algorithms included in the initial scientific statement,
  • to propose new algorithms based on emerging scientific evidence,
  • to further clarify the application of oxygen consumption (VO2) at ventilatory threshold (VT),
  • to describe CPX variables with an emerging scientific evidence base,
  • to describe the synergistic value of combining CPX with other assessments,
  • to discuss personnel considerations for CPX laboratories,
  • to provide recommendations for future CPX research

CPX is a valuable clinical assessment and has a number of indications. The 2012 scientific statement and the present focused update possess evidence-based CPX algorithms for these test indications. The continued intent is to streamline test interpretation while optimizing data visualization through a color-coded approach.

The article details are the following:

- Title: "2016 focused update: clinical recommendations for cardiopulmonary exercise testing data assessment in specific patient populations"
- Authors: Guazzi M, Arena R, Halle M, Piepoli MF, Myers J, Lavie CJ
- Published in
: Eur Heart J. 2016 May 2

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