Cardiopulmonary Metabolic Stress Testing
Specialized exercise testing is available within UW Health's Preventive Cardiology program and can benefit patients diagnosed with moderate to severe heart failure or cardiomyopathy, or those preparing for heart transplantation.
About the Test
During the one hour test, patients walk on a treadmill while breathing into a mouthpiece. The mouthpiece is connected to a machine that measures the amount of air inhaled and exhaled and the total oxygen consumed during the exercise. This test helps to determine heart, lung and overall physical function.
Referral from a primary care physician or cardiologist is required for specialized testing.