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The Role of Gas Analysis and Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing

  • Vibhuti N. Singh
  • Ajoy Kumar
  • Joseph S. Janicki

Apart from the measurement of the vital signs, evaluation of exercise performance constitutes one of the most crucial parameters in the clinical assessment of a \nobreak patient. Many different methods are currently employed by the health care providers in this regard, but most remain un-standardized and arbitrary. Generally, physicians depend on the clinical history and the information provided by the patients about their own ability to walk a certain distance or climb a certain number of steps.

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Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Aerobic Capacity Anaerobic Threshold Incremental Exercise Right Atrial 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vibhuti N. Singh
    • 1
  • Ajoy Kumar
    • 2
  • Joseph S. Janicki
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Medicine, Division of CardiologyUniversity of South Florida College of Medicine; Clinical Research, Suncoast Cardiovascular CenterSt. PetersburgUSA
  2. 2.Family Practice Training Program, Bayfront Medical Center, St. PetersburgUSA
  3. 3.Department of Cell Biology and AnatomyUniversity of South Carolina School of MedicineColumbiaUSA

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