How And Why To Perform Cardiopumonary Exercise Testing – Resources From the American Heart Association

Below are the resources you need to begin cardiopulmonary exercise testing for your primary care patients.


(1) The AHA Recommends That Every Patient Have A Cardiorespiratory Fitness Evaluation Posted on December 6, 2016 by Tom Wade MD

(2) Importance of Assessing Cardiorespiratory Fitness in Clinical Practice: A Case for Fitness as a Clinical Vital Sign: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association [PubMed Abstract] [Link to Download Full Text PDF]. Circulation. 2016 Nov 21. pii: CIR.0000000000000461. [Epub ahead of print]

(3) Clinician’s Guide to cardiopulmonary exercise
testing in adults: a scientific statement from the American Heart
Association. [PubMed Abstract] [Full Text HTML with a link to download the Full Text PDF] Circulation. 2010;122:191–225. doi: 10.1161/CIR.0b013e3181e52e69.

(4)  EACPR/AHA scientific statement: clinical recommendations for cardiopulmonary
exercise testing data assessment in specific patient populations. [PubMed Abstract] [Full Text HTML] [Full Text PDF]. Circulation. 2012;126:2261–2274. doi: 10.1161/

(5)  2016 Focused Update: Clinical Recommendations for Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing Data Assessment in Specific Patient Populations [PubMed Abstract] [Full Text HTML with link to PDF download].  Circulation. 2016 Jun 14;133(24):e694-711. doi: 10.1161/CIR.0000000000000406. Epub 2016 May 2.

(6) Reference standards for cardiorespiratory fitness measured with cardiopulmonary exercise testing: data from the Fitness Registry and the Importance of Exercise National Database. [PubMed Abstract] [Full Text HTML] [Full Text PDF] Mayo Clin Proc. 2015;90:1515–1523. doi: 10.1016/j.mayocp.2015.07.026.

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