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Exercise Testing in Cystic Fibrosis: Who and Why?

1 month ago   |   By Paediatric Respiratory Reviews

Annual review exercise testing is recommended by the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. Testing to date has focused on evaluating aerobic fitness, a key prognostic indicator. Tests available range from simple field tests, to comprehensive evaluations of aerobic exercise function - cardiopulmonary exercise testing. ‘Field tests', although easy to perform are limited in the information they provide. Whereas CPET, the ‘gold standard' measure of aerobic fitness, is recommended as the first-choice exercise test by the European CF Society Exercise Working Group.
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