Comprehensive Analysis of Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing and Mortality in Patients With Systolic Heart Failure

The Henry Ford Hospital Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing (FIT-CPX) Project by Brawner,
Clinton A.; Shafiq, Ali; Aldred, Heather A.; Ehrman, Jonathan K.;
Leifer, Eric S.; Selektor, Yelena; Tita, Cristina; Velez, Mauricio;
Williams, Celeste T.; Schairer, John R.; Lanfear, David E.; Keteyian,
Steven J..

Journal of Cardiac Failure, September 2015, Vol. 21 Issue:
Number 9 p710-718, 9p;

Abstract: Many studies have shown a strong
association between numerous variables from a cardiopulmonary exercise
(CPX) test and prognosis in patients with heart failure with reduced
ejection fraction (HFrEF). However, few studies have compared the
prognostic value of a majority of these variables simultaneously, so
controversy remains regarding optimal interpretation.