Assessment of functional results after percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty by cardiopulmonary exercise test

Eliezer Klainman*, Gershon Fink, Joseph Lebzelter, Nily Zafrir

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Abstract

Twenty-nine patients with documented coronary artery disease underwent cardiopulmonary exercise tests before and following a percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA). The patients medication regimen and exercise protocols remained the same in both cases. Following PTCA, significant improvement (p < 0.001-0.0001) was noted in oxygen consumption (1526.8 ± 470.0 vs. 1686.2 ± 390 ml/min), oxygen pulse (12.40 ± 2.73 vs. 13.44 ± 2.9 ml/beat), oxygen pulse score (7.62 ± 1.29 vs. 8.85 ± 1.26 points) and in the ventilatory anaerobic threshold (993.1 ± 177.6 vs. 1089.8 ± 150.9 ml/min) but not (p > 0.05) in maximal heart rate (128.7 ± 16.9 vs. 132.0 ± 17.2 beats/min). Thus, a cardiopulmonary exercise test is an effective method to assess functional results following PTCA.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)257-262
Number of pages6
JournalCardiology
Volume89
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1998

Keywords

  • Angiography
  • Cardiopulmonary exercise test
  • Functional assessment
  • Oxygen pulse
  • Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty

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