Recommendations on the use of exercise testing in clinical practice
Palange, P × Ward, S A Carlsen, K-H Casaburi, R Gallagher, C G Gosselink, Rik O'Donnell, D E Puente-Maestu, L Schols, A M Singh, S Whipp, B J #
European respiratory soc journals ltd
European Respiratory Journal vol:29 issue:1 pages:185-209
Evidence-based recommendations on the clinical use of cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) in lung and heart disease are presented, with reference to the assessment of exercise intolerance, prognostic assessment and the evaluation of therapeutic interventions (e.g. drugs, supplemental oxygen, exercise training). A commonly used grading system for recommendations in evidence-based guidelines was applied, with the grade of recommendation ranging from A, the highest, to D, the lowest.