When is repetition of a six-minute walk test (6mwt) indicated?

Updated: May 14, 2020
  • Author: Kevin McCarthy, RPFT; Chief Editor: Nader Kamangar, MD, FACP, FCCP, FCCM  more...
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It is recommended that the initial 6mwt be repeated after an interval of at least 30 minutes with a return of the heartrate and SpO2 to baseline values prior to the second test in an effort to establish a stable baseline from which subsequent tests can be evaluated.


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