What are the indications for the six-minute walk test (6mwt) in pulmonary function testing?

Updated: May 14, 2020
  • Author: Kevin McCarthy, RPFT; Chief Editor: Nader Kamangar, MD, FACP, FCCP, FCCM  more...
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It is used as an assessment of exercise tolerance (functional capacity) in patients with disease.

Preintervention and postintervention comparisons (medication changes, surgery, transplant) can be made.


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