Speed of Ascent During Stair Climbing Identifies Operable Lung Resection Candidates

Respiration, 05/04/2012

The authors found a clinically useful correlation between speed of ascent during stair climbing and VO2max during treadmill exercise testing. Climbing to 20 m with an average speed of ascent of ≥15 m/min accurately identified subjects qualifying for pneumonectomy according to established criteria.

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