The Role of Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing (CPX) in Research of Chronic Heart Failure and in Treatment Decisions

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  • Summary:

    Dr. William Kraus from the Duke University Medical Center moderated the topic "The Role of Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing (CPX) in Research of Chronic Heart Failure and in Treatment Decisions," with Drs. David Whellan from the Jefferson Coordinating Center for Clinical Research, and Jonathan Myers from the Palo Alto VA Hospital.

    The discussion focused primarily on:
    (1) standards of care for heart failure patients, including surgery, mechanical support and prescriptions,
    (2) the use of VO2 as a parameter of measurement,
    (3) expert use of and training for the testing systems and variability of results,
    (4) creation of a testing facility and the American Heart Association Scientific Statement "A Clinicians' Guide to CPX Testing",
    (5) detecting primary cause of cardiomyopathy,
    (6) the complementary use of pulmonary function testing,
    (7) examination of the CPX test results and its various parameters,
    (8) the role of CPX testing in clinical trials.
    (Med Roundtable Cardiovasc Ed. 2010;1(4):243-249) ©2010 FoxP2 Media, LLC
  • Compounds:
    No compounds discussed.
    Trials:

    HF-ACTION

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