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Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing as Predictors for Lung Resection 
in Patients with Lung Cancer

Author(s): Chunting TAN | Haoyan WANG | Yong CUI | Zhi GAO

Journal: Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer
ISSN 1009-3419

Volume: 14;
Issue: 7;
Start page: 613;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Cardiopulmonary exercise testing | Lung neoplasms | Lung resection | Maximal oxygen uptake | Anaerobic threshold

Cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) has become an important clinical tool to evaluate exercise capacity and predict outcome for patients with lung cancer being considered for lung resection. CPET can help in stratifying the surgical risk and identify those high-risk patients with lung resection. Preoperative screening using CPET allow the selection of appropriate therapeutic approach to decrease surgical complications and mortality.
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