Table 1

Parameters to be measured during cardio-pulmonary exercise test

VO2 max, VO2 max/kgVentilator equivalents for O2 and carbon CO2, end-tidal CO2
HR max, heart rate reserve, BP maxVentilators thresholds—VT1, VT2, VT3
O2 pulse, oxygen saturationVentilatory efficiency
Breathing equivalentRespiratory exchange ratio
Dead space ventilation, breathing reserveRespiratory coefficient
  • BP, blood pressure; HR, heart rate.