European Respiratory Society
Clinical Exercise Testing (out of print)

Exercise tests have been used for a long time as diagnostic tools for cardiac diseases. During recent years they have become more widely recognised as valuable instruments in the diagnosis and monitoring of pulmonary disorders. In the present issue of the European Respiratory Monograph, cardiopulmonary exercise testing for cardiac and pulmonary diseases has been presented. Techniques and equipment as well as reference values have been thoroughly described. The specific questions that arise in children have been addressed and exercise testing as a tool for the assessment of prognosis and treatment effects has been exhaustively presented. Since the last European Respiratory Monograph on exercise testing was published, this area has developed and there is a lot of new information, in particular regarding physical activity and exercise physiology associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

  • European Respiratory Monograph