Clinical recommendations for cardiopulmonary exercise testing in children with respiratory diseases.

Takken T; Sonbahar Ulu H; Hulzebos EH;

Expert review of respiratory medicine [Expert Rev Respir Med] 2020 Apr 07. Date of Electronic Publication: 2020 Apr 07.

Introduction : Cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) quantitates and qualitates the integrated physiological response of a person to incremental exercise and provides additional information compared to static lung function tests alone.
Areas covered : This review covers rationale for the use of CPET parameters beyond the usual parameters like peak oxygen uptake and peak minute ventilation in children with respiratory disease.
Expert opinion : CPET provides a wealth of data from rest, submaximal and maximal exercise and data during recovery from exercise. In this review an interpretative approach is described for analyzing CPET data in children with respiratory disease.