Six Minute Walk Test: Measures exercise capacity and is an integral element in assessing patients with cardiopulmonary disease
Indications for Six Minute Walk Test
One of the most significant reasons that a 6-minute walk test is conducted is for measuring the response to medical intervention in a patient with moderate to severe heart or lung disease. The test is also used:
- As a one-time measurement of functional status.
- To provide information about a patient’s ability to perform activities of daily living.
- To evaluate the response of bodily systems to exercise including the heart, lungs, blood and circulation.
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