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Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing Lab

The primary purpose of cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) is to carefully assess how your lungs, heart, blood vessels and muscles perform during an exercise challenge. Measurement of the amount of oxygen your body can use during exercise along with other indices of heart and lung function provides important information about overall health status and prognosis for specific diseases. CPET is used to define how conditions that effect heart, lung, blood vessel or muscle function contribute to exercise intolerance.

Exercise Modalities

Selection of modality and protocol are dependent upon the requesting physician, level of fitness and health, weight, age, and patient preference. They may include a bicycle ergometer and treadmill.


Stress Test

Reasons Someone May Be Tested

  • Detection of suspected cardiopulmonary disease and/or severity of disease
  • Evaluation for advanced heart failure treatment (LVAD, heart transplant) 
  • Cardiac disease
  • Myocardial ischemia
  • Cardiac rhythm/rate evaluation
  • Blood pressure response
  • Pulmonary disease
  • Symptomatic exercise
  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Assessing physical fitness
  • Charting course of progressive disease or evaluating treatment
  • Assessing success of rehabilitation program/surgical conditions

Treatment Team

Find a CPET Specialist 

Discuss with your health provider to evaluate if you need CPET. To contact a cardiologist in the Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing Lab, please call 330.253.8195.

Options to Request an Appointment

If your situation is an emergency, call 911.