2016 Focused Update: Clinical Recommendations for Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing Data Assessment in Specific Patient Populations

Published: May 02, 2016

female patient on exercise equipment with female doctor
  • The evidence base for cardiopulmonary exercise testing in certain patient populations has grown in the past several decades.
  • This scientific statement is a joint effort by the European Association for Cardiovascular Prevention & Rehabilitation and the American Heart Association to update the 2012 joint statement and algorithms for certain patient populations.
  • Cardiopulmonary exercise testing can be combined with other assessments to provide additional information in facilities where these tools are available. Further research in this area will continue to grow the evidence base for cardiopulmonary exercise testing.