Six Minute Walk

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.

Click the logo below for more information regarding the Six Minute Walk Test



Jefferson Health Logo


Advantage Sleep Centers Logo Persante Logo