A-M Systems has added a line of desktop cardiopulmonary diagnostic systems that are fit for any clinic looking to expand available services or upgrade their existing equipment.
Cardiopulmonary exercise testing has been used for evaluating the peak performance level of elite athletes and for prescribing exercise regimen that maximizes and enhances their energy expenditure.
In recent years, clinical exercise testing has been used to track down possible causes of dyspnea (shortness of breath), measure exercise limitation and prescribe an appropriate level of exercise for non-athletes.
Exercise testing (also CPX or CPET) is not new, but recent advances in exercise testing equipment and growing support for clinical uses of the test have made it available in more clinics than ever before.
Dr. Karlman Wasserman and others, who pioneered exercise testingÂ in the 1960s and 1970s, continue to set standards with their seminal work “Principles of Exercise Testing and Interpretation: Including Pathophysiology and Clinical Applications.”
Last year the American Hearth Association listed integrative cardiopulmonary exercise testing as a useful clinical tool for evaluating chronic heart failure, unexplained dyspnea, arrhythmias, pulmonary hypertension and more.