Introduction to Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing

  • Andrew M. Luks
  • Robb W. Glenny
  • H. Thomas Robertson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Andrew M. Luks, Robb W. Glenny, H. Thomas Robertson
    Pages 1-6
  3. Andrew M. Luks, Robb W. Glenny, H. Thomas Robertson
    Pages 7-12
  4. Andrew M. Luks, Robb W. Glenny, H. Thomas Robertson
    Pages 13-35
  5. Andrew M. Luks, Robb W. Glenny, H. Thomas Robertson
    Pages 37-51
  6. Andrew M. Luks, Robb W. Glenny, H. Thomas Robertson
    Pages 53-75
  7. Andrew M. Luks, Robb W. Glenny, H. Thomas Robertson
    Pages 77-98
  8. Andrew M. Luks, Robb W. Glenny, H. Thomas Robertson
    Pages 99-139
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 141-147

About this book

Introduction

Cardiopulmonary exercise testing is an important diagnostic test in pulmonary medicine and cardiology. Capable of providing significantly more information about an individual’s exercise capacity than standard exercise treadmill or 6-minute walk tests, the test is used for a variety of purposes including evaluating patients with unexplained exercise limitation or dyspnea on exertion, monitoring disease progression or response to treatment, determining fitness to undergo various surgical procedures and monitoring the effects of training in highly fit athletes. Introduction to Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing is a unique new text that is ideal for trainees. It is presented in a clear, concise and easy-to-follow manner and is capable of being read in a much shorter time than the available texts on this topic. Chapters describe the basic physiologic responses observed during sustained exercise and explain how to perform and interpret these studies. The utility of the resource is further enhanced by several sections of actual patient cases, which provide opportunities to begin developing test interpretation skills. Given the widespread use of cardiopulmonary exercise testing in clinical practice, trainees in pulmonary and critical care medicine, cardiology, sports medicine, exercise physiology, and occasionally internal medicine, will find Introduction to Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing to be an essential and one of a kind reference.

Keywords

Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing Ventilatory Threshold

Authors and affiliations

  • Andrew M. Luks
    • 1
  • Robb W. Glenny
    • 2
  • H. Thomas Robertson
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care MedicineUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA
  2. 2.School of Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care MedicineUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA
  3. 3.School of Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care MedicineUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-6283-5
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-6282-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-6283-5
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