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.

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