Hemodynamic exercise testing: a valuable tool in the selection of cardiac transplantation candidates

Don B Chomsky, Chim C Lang, Glenn H Rayos, Yu Shyr, Tiong-Keat Yeoh, Richard N Pierson, Stacy F Davis, John R Wilson

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    Abstract

    Peak exercise oxygen consumption (Vo2), a noninvasive index of peak exercise cardiac output (CO), is widely used to select candidates for heart transplantation. However, peak exercise Vo2 can be influenced by noncardiac factors such as deconditioning, motivation, or body composition and may yield misleading prognostic information. Direct measurement of the CO response to exercise may avoid this problem and more accurately predict prognosis.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)3176-83
    Number of pages8
    JournalCirculation
    Volume94
    Issue number12
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1996

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