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45 years old Marathon runner

Professor Matthias Wilhelm, Cardiopulmonary Exercise (CPX) Testing Quiz Section Editor

Rehabilitation and Sports Cardiology


The case

  • 45 years old Marathon runner
  • dyspnoea on exertion and loss of performance
  • 2:35 h:min pb

Test findings

ECG

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Treadmill

VO2 peak 38.3 ml/min/kg (99% pred.)

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Bicycle

VO2 peak 46.7 ml/min/kg (121 % pred.)

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