Clinical recommendations for cardiopulmonary exercise testing in children with respiratory diseases

Takken T., SONBAHAR ULU H., Hulzebos E. H. J.

EXPERT REVIEW OF RESPIRATORY MEDICINE, vol.14, no.7, pp.691-701, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/17476348.2020.1752195
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Chemical Abstracts Core, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.691-701
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Introduction: Cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) quantitates and qualitates the integrated physiological response of a person to incremental exercise and provides additional information compared to static lung function tests alone. Areas covered: This review covers rationale for the use of CPET parameters beyond the usual parameters like peak oxygen uptake and peak minute ventilation in children with respiratory disease. Expert opinion: CPET provides a wealth of data from rest, submaximal and maximal exercise and data during recovery from exercise. In this review, an interpretative approach is described for analyzing CPET data in children with respiratory disease.