Cardiopulmonary exercise testing

Combined pulmonary and cardiac limitation with suspicion of hypertension
Value  Absolute    % of predicted
Breathing reserve (%) -22
VO2Peak (ml/min)  810 (=9.6 ml/min/kg)  38
Work rate (WRMAX, Watts)63
PaO2rest (mmHg)54
PaO2max (mmHg)40
VD / VTmax (%)
35
O2 puls (VO2 / HR; ml)6.646
EqO2
64
EqCO2
60

  • The patient shows a restrictive breathing pattern and pulmonary limitation (breathing reserve at maximal load is below 20%, namely -22%)
  • Decrease of PaO2max under exertion
  • Pathological EqO2  and EqCO2
Provided by Prof. Heussel and PD Kreuter (Thoraxklinik Heidelberg, Germany)
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