The purpose of this study was to examine whether peak oxygen uptake (pVO2) and other cardiopulmonary exercise test (CPET)-derived variables could predict intermediate-term mortality in stable continuous flow LVAD recipients.
Prognostic Value of Peak Oxygen Uptake in Patients Supported With Left Ventricular Assist Devices (PRO-VAD). Mirza KK, Szymanski MK, Schmidt T, de Jonge N, Brahmbhatt DH, Billia F, Hsu S, MacGowan GA, Jakovljevic DG, Agostoni P, Trombara F, Jorde U, Rochlani Y, Vandersmissen K, Reiss N, Russell SD, Meyns B, Gustafsson F; PRO-VAD investigators. JACC Heart Fail. 2021 Aug 5:S2213-1779(21)00324-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jchf.2021.05.021