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To safely measure the performance of the heart and lungs under stress to help determine if the patients symptoms are due to a medical problem such as heart or lung disease or due to poor fitness.
Two Respiratory Therapists specially trained in CPET testing will perform your test. A pulmonary physician will also be in attendance during testing. A Pulmonologist will interpret the results and provide your physician with a report.
Including but not limited to:
During testing you will be breathing through a specialized mouthpiece and hooked up to ECG monitoring equipment. Before and during testing arterial blood samples will be taken. You will be asked to exercise on a bike or treadmill to your maximum ability while being closely monitored by KRMC staff and a physician.
You may receive a copy of your test results by contacting the Health Information Department 509-946-4611, ext 2017.
To schedule a CPET you must have a test ordered by a physician. To make an appointment call 509-946-4611 ext 2119.