Oxygen Uptake Efficiency


As heart failure progresses oxygen uptake, delivery and utilization becomes less efficient. The oxygen uptake efficiency slope evaluates the functional interaction of the heart, lungs, circulation and skeletal muscle systems to obtain a measure of cardiopulmonary reserve. Oxygen uptake efficiency is a truly systemic measure of patient functional capacity.



 Oxygen uptake efficiency

quantifies cardiopulmonary

reserve and aerobic capacity.

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