Reproducibility of the six-minute walking test in patients with chronic congestive heart failure: practical implications

Am J Cardiol. 1998 Jun 15;81(12):1497-500. doi: 10.1016/s0002-9149(98)00218-5.


This study assesses the reproducibility of the 6-minute walking test in patients with chronic heart failure using 2 different measurement protocols. Practical suggestions for the clinical setting are given.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Exercise Test
  • Female
  • Heart Failure / diagnosis*
  • Heart Failure / physiopathology*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Severity of Illness Index
  • Walking*