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cardiopulmonar exercise test

Luis Serés, Jordi López-Ayerbe, Ramón Coll, Oriol Rodríguez, José M Manresa, Jaume Marrugat, Antonio Alastrue, Xavier Formiguera, Vicente Valle
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: The effect of obesity on cardiac function is still under discussion. The objective of this study was to assess cardiopulmonary capacity in morbidly obese patients. Patients and method. A symptom-limited cardiopulmonary exercise stress test was carried out in 31 morbidly obese patients (BMI 50 9 kg/m2) and 30 normal controls (BMI 24 2 kg/m2. Cardiovascular function was evaluated using the oxygen pulse (oxygen uptake/heart rate). RESULTS: There were no differences in age, sex and height between both groups...
June 2003: Revista Española de Cardiología
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