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cardiopulmonar exercise test

Artur Haddad Herdy, Luiz Eduardo Fonteles Ritt, Ricardo Stein, Claudio Gil Soares de Araújo, Mauricio Milani, Romeu Sérgio Meneghelo, Almir Sérgio Ferraz, Carlos Hossri, Antonio Eduardo Monteiro de Almeida, Miguel Morita Fernandes-Silva, Salvador Manoel Serra
Cardiopulmonary exercise test (CPET) has been gaining importance as a method of functional assessment in Brazil and worldwide. In its most frequent applications, CPET consists in applying a gradually increasing intensity exercise until exhaustion or until the appearance of limiting symptoms and/or signs. The following parameters are measured: ventilation; oxygen consumption (VO2); carbon dioxide production (VCO2); and the other variables of conventional exercise testing. In addition, in specific situations, pulse oximetry and flow-volume loops during and after exertion are measured...
November 2016: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
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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