In the last 10 years, the use of clinical exercise testing in respiratory medicine has grown significantly and, if used in the appropriate context, has been demonstrated to provide clinically useful and relevant information. However, as its implementation and interpretation can be complicated, it should be used alongside previous medical evaluation (including medical history, physical examination and other appropriate complementary tests) and should be interpreted with the results of these additional tests in mind. The latest ERS Monograph on Clinical Exercise Testing is timely, as it aims to provide a comprehensive update on the contemporary uses of exercise testing to answer clinically relevant questions in respiratory medicine.
The book presents a broad and detailed overview of clinical exercise testing, featuring chapters on: equipment and measurements; exercise testing in adults and children; cardiac diseases; interstitial lung disease; pulmonary vascular disease; chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; pre-surgical testing; and much more.
The book’s Guest Editors, Paolo Palange, Pierantonio Laveneziana, J. Alberto Neder and Susan A. Ward, have produced a comprehensive review that will be useful in the clinical practice of a broad range of physicians, and will help improve patient care.
Title: Clinical Exercise Testing
Guest Editors: Paolo Palange, Pierantonio Laveneziana, J. Alberto Neder and Susan A. Ward
Chief Editor: Robert Bals
Price: €45 European Respiratory Society members; €60 non-members
Print copies available from: www.ersbookshop.com
Published online at: www.books.ersjournals.com (European Respiratory Society members have free access to the complete book online)
Print ISBN: 978-1-84984-095-8
Online ISBN: 978-1-84984-096-5