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6 minute walk test and pulmonary hypertension

The 6 minute walk test is a common outcome measure of endurance used by physiotherapists and students.  I’m not sure of the full significance of this article, but it seems to indicate that the test may not be a useful indicator of outcome in patients with mild pulmonary hypertension.

Just thought I’d put this out there.  Here’s the link to the article:
http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(08)61725-0/fulltext

By Michael Rowe

I'm a lecturer in the Department of Physiotherapy at the University of the Western Cape in Cape Town, South Africa. I'm interested in technology, education and healthcare and look for places where these things meet.