* Exercise capacity
, expressed in metabolic equivalents of task (METs)
The primary measure of efficacy is change in peak oxygen uptake as assessed by cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET), a quantitative measure of exercise capacity
. Secondary efficacy measures include change in exercise capacity
as assessed by the six-minute walk test, and change in patient-reported quality of life as assessed by the Kansas City Cardiomyopathy Questionnaire
The topics are spirometry: dynamic lung volumes, static (absolute) lung volumes, diffusing capacity of the lungs, bronchodilators and bronchial challenge testing, arterial blood gases, other tests of lung mechanics: resistance and compliance, the distribution of ventilation, maximal respiratory pressures, preoperative pulmonary function testing, simple tests of exercise capacity
, patterns in various diseases, when to test and what to order, interpreting pulmonary function tests, and illustrative cases.
In HFpEF, the wall of the left ventricle is too stiff to fully fill with blood, resulting in diminished exercise capacity
. There are currently no drugs available to treat HFpEF, but scientists have observed that metformin, when taken by people with diabetes, increases left ventricular dilation and lowers the rate of heart failure.
METEORIC-HF is designed to assess the effect of treatment with omecamtiv mecarbil compared to placebo on exercise capacity
as determined by cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) in patients with HFrEF.
The study further confirmed that all exercise variables included in estimating physiological age were powerful predictors of survival, including exercise capacity
, chronotropic competence (heart rate response to exercise) and heart rate recovery.
The equation uses exercise capacity
, how the heart responds to exercise (chronotropic competence), and how the heart rate recovers after exercise.
* Does reduced muscle blood flow affect exercise capacity
in people with MS?
No changes in endurance exercise capacity
and hormonal profile were observed after Rhodiola ingestion.
Vitamin D levels in the blood are linked to your exercise capacity
 A similar study including 155 patients achieved similar gains of exercise capacity
and self-report disease impact of individuals regardless of BMI.
FRIDAY, June 29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A three-pronged approach to prehabilitation, which includes improving nutritional status, exercise capacity
, and worry reduction, may improve outcomes after cardiac surgery, according to a study published online June 27 in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology.