Type of stress testing performed at Cardiovascular Rehabilition
Cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET), also known as cardiopulmonary stress testing, is a non-invasive tool that provides a
comprehensive evaluation of exercise responses involving the
cardiovascular, pulmonary, hematopoietic, neuropsychological, and
This test is performed to individually assess the participant's physical fitness level. Results from this test will give important information to the rehab team to create an individualized exercise prescription.
This test can be performed on a treadmill or bicycle, and for some particular mobility concerns on other pieces of exercise equipment.
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