What is the role of oxygen consumption testing in the workup of dilated cardiomyopathy?

Updated: Nov 28, 2018
  • Author: Vinh Q Nguyen, MD; Chief Editor: Gyanendra K Sharma, MD, FACC, FASE  more...
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On oxygen consumption testing, an oxygen consumption per minute (VO2) maximum of less than 14 mL/kg/min signifies a poor prognosis. Such patients should be given early consideration to heart transplantation.


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