The Cardiopulmonary Exercise Test (CPET) is a sensitive way of diagnosing shortness of breath and its cause. The test is non-invasive and is usually performed by affixing electrodes and pads - these are completely painless - to various parts of the patient's chest and having them sit on a stationary bike and pedal.
Basic measurements entered during Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing are: respiratory volume and frequency, oxygen intake, carbon-dioxide output and heart rate. Having these, other parameters can be determined such as minute volume, gas exchange rate and breath equivalents for oxygen and carbon dioxide.
Based on this, sophisticated statements can be made as to the performance of different organs. CORTEX's Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing systems are used in medicine, in high-performance sport and in the fitness sector.
CORTEX specializes in developing, manufacturing and selling Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing systems. Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing involves the parallel examination of reactions of a person's heart, lung, vascular and metabolic system while under physical stress.
I cope with the exercise required? As
with a standard exercise test just about everyone can cope with a cardiopulmonary
exercise test. The bike makes the test easier than walking on a treadmill as it
is a non-weight bearing activity and only slight increases in resistance are added.
The exercise intensity is increased based on your capabilities and at any point
you would like to stop you may do so. You will be encouraged to do as much as
you can as the more you do the more information we get for your doctor.
there any risks involved? In the vast
majority of cases the cardiopulmonary exercise test is carried out without any
problems and the risks are very similar to those of a standard exercise test.
Even when testing patients with a higher risk only 1 in 300 patients had a serious
complication in a recent study. Medical help is near to hand to deal with possible
A Cardiopulmonary Exercise Test may take 45 to 60 minutes to complete
METALYZER® - cardiopulmonary exercise testing redefined Cardiopulmonary exercise testing for diagnosis, therapy and prevention - that is the focal point of our research and development. The METALYZER® systems in conjunction with our MetaSoft® software are the key to our innovative success. Whether as a metabolic exercise testing system for performance testing or as a complete cardiopulmonary exercise testing system - CORTEX measurement technologies and the powerful CORTEX software solutions will convince you:
Cardiopulmonary exercise testing and its application
Looking for a simple procedure for assessing cardiovascular and respiratory function? Want to offer your patients meaningful individualized health services and extend your diagnostic spectrum? Performance assessment under realistic conditions is particularly important for your work?
Adopt the gold standard for cardiopulmonary exercise testing, risk assessment and performance testing: Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing The diagnostic benefit of cardiopulmonary exercise testing in medicine is now recognized worldwide. Cutting-edge technology makes it possible to construct small, mobile and portable systems that are highly efficient and reliable. This makes cardiopulmonary exercise testing the gold standard in performance testing:
Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing: Relevant But Underused
Cardiopulmonary exercise testing is one of the core diagnostic tests available to pulmonologists and sports medicine practitioners. These tests, which provide insight into normal exercise physiology and the physiologic derangements that occur in many disease states, can be used for a variety of purposes including: