Interpretation of clinical exercise testing in respiratory disease

Clin Chest Med. 1984 Mar;5(1):189-206.


The usefulness of exercise tests is considerably enhanced if the treating physician becomes involved in interpretation of their results. Interpretation is facilitated through the use of a graphic approach that can be implemented with inexpensive desk-top computers. The relevant relations and the clinical and pathophysiologic significance of abnormalities in these graphs are discussed.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Exercise Test*
  • Female
  • Heart Rate
  • Humans
  • Hypoxia / physiopathology
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Oxygen Consumption
  • Pulmonary Gas Exchange
  • Respiration
  • Respiratory Dead Space
  • Respiratory Function Tests*
  • Respiratory Tract Diseases / diagnosis
  • Respiratory Tract Diseases / physiopathology*
  • Tidal Volume