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Principles of Exercise Testing and Interpretation.

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By Wasserman Karlman, Hansen James E., Sue Darryl Y., Whipp Brian J.. . 274 pages. Lea & Febiger; , Philadelphia: , 1987.. $39.50.

Ann Intern Med. 1987;106(4):646. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-106-4-646
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Shortness of breath and exertional fatigue are common clinical problems often difficult to assess. Most of the difficulty arises from an incomplete differential diagnosis and unfamiliarity with the appropriate diagnostic tests and their interpretation. The authors have approached the problem of exercise intolerance in both physiologic and pathophysiologic terms. In so doing, they have provided a differential diagnosis and catalogue of studies that can be used to evaluate specific causes of exercise intolerance, and flow charts for evaluating problems.

The first half of the book discusses the physiology of exercise, physiologic measurements, protocols of exercise testing, normal values, and principles


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