YNHH is one of only a handful of sites nationwide to offer the invasive cardiopulmonary exercise test (iCPET), which shows heart, lung, muscle and blood vessel function during exercise. The iCPET and other tests offered through the hospital’s Pulmonary Function Testing program can help diagnose a wide variety of heart and lung conditions.
YNHH Pulmonary Function Testing program adds advanced exercise test
With multiple locations, Yale New Haven Hospital’s Pulmonary Function Testing program performs a full spectrum of tests to assess how well the heart and lungs are working. YNHH recently became the first facility in the Connecticut/New York/New Jersey region – and one of a handful of programs nationwide – to offer the invasive cardiopulmonary exercise test (iCPET). During the iCPET, the patient may ride a bike or use a treadmill while a physician views heart and breathing rates, blood pressure, blood gasses and other data. The iCPET shows how well the heart, lungs, blood vessels and muscles function during exercise. Its many uses include diagnosing or determining the severity of various cardiovascular and respiratory conditions, such as pulmonary hypertension.
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