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Journal of Biomedical Optics

Application of near infrared spectroscopy to the evaluation of exercise performance and limitations in patients with heart failure
Author(s): Donna Mancini
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Paper Abstract

Exercise performance in patients with heart failure is limited primarily due to a reduction in cardiac output. This results in skeletal muscle hypoperfusion. Near infrared spectroscopy provides a simple noninvasive method for assessing skeletal muscle oxygenation during exercise. In this paper we review the application of this technique to patients with heart failure and describe excessive limb and respiratory muscle oxygenation as compared to normal subjects. The potential of this technology for monitoring clinical improvement and therapeutic efficacy also is discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 January 1997
PDF: 9 pages
J. Biomed. Opt. 2(1) doi: 10.1117/12.263747
Published in: Journal of Biomedical Optics Volume 2, Issue 1
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Donna Mancini, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Ctr. (United States)


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