Cardiopulmonary Stress Test
Overview: During a cardiopulmonary stress test your doctor will measure how well your heart and lungs are working during exercise.
Cardiopulmonary stress tests allow doctors to measure how well your heart and lungs are working during exercise. During these tests, an EKG monitors your heart rhythm and rate, and your oxygen use is monitored. This test can determine aerobic capacity, severity of shortness of breath (dyspnea or SOB), heart rate, lung function, and heart failure.
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