Cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) is a recognized tool for prognostic stratification in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). Given the lack of data currently available, the aim of this study was to test the prognostic value of repeating CPET during the follow-up of patients with DCM.
Reference: Prognostic value of cardiopulmonary exercise testing repetition during follow-up of clinically stable patients with severe dilated cardiomyopathy. A preliminary study.
Baracchini N, Zaffalon D, Merlo M, Baschino S, Barbati G, Pezzuto B, Capovilla TM, Rossi M, Carriere C, Agostoni P, Sinagra G. Int J Cardiol. 2023 Aug 7:131252.