Cardiopulmonary exercise testing

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Cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) is a clinical tool to evaluate exercise capacity and predict outcome in patients with heart failure and other cardiac conditions.[1]

Two-day cardiopulmonary exercise testing (2-day CPET) is being utilized by the Workwell Foundation to measure PEM in ME/CFS patients.

Institute of Medicine (IOM) report on 2-day CPET[edit]

Although the Institute of Medicine report states that 2-day CPET is very reliable to objectively measure PEM, the IOM committee emphasized "that the CPET is not required to diagnose patients with ME/CFS. Further, this test carries substantial risk for these patients as it may worsen their condition (Nijs et al., 2010; VanNess et al., 2010)."[2]

References[edit]

  1. Cardiopulmonary exercise testing and its application - NCBI
  2. Chapter 4, Review of the Evidence on Major ME/CFS Symptoms and Manifestations." Institute of Medicine. Beyond Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Redefining an Illness. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2015. doi:10.17226/19012. Retrieved from http://www.nap.edu/read/19012/chapter/6?term=CPET#83


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