Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing in Coronary Artery Disease Male Aviators Prior to Refighting: A Suggested Modality

Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing In Coronary Artery Disease Male Aviators Prior To Refighting: A Suggested Modality

  • Ashish Chauhan Senior Advisor Medicine & Cardiologist, Air Fource Central Medical Establishment, Subroto Park, New Delhi
  • Manvinder Pal Singh Marwaha Senior Advisor Aerospace Medicine, Air Force Central Medical Establishment, Subroto Park, New Delhi
  • Vipin Sharma Senior Advisor Aerospace Medicine, Institute Of Aerospace Medicine, Bengalru, Karnataka
  • Rajesh Vaidya Air Officer Commanding, Air Force Central Medical Establishment, Subroto Park, New Delhi
  • Bhupinder Kaur Anand Professor, Department Of Community Medicine,SGT Medical College Gurugram
Keywords: Cardiopulmonary exercise, Coronary Artery Disease, Myocardial infarction

Abstract

Background: Exercise testing provides valuable diagnostic and prognostic information regarding patients with cardiovascular and pulmonary disease. The aim of this study is to assess maximum oxygen consumption (O2 Max), oxygen consumption at Lactate threshold and exercise ECG, heart rate, BP response in aviators with CAD who are being considered for refighting.Subjects and Methods:We included 7 males from age group 35 – 56 y who were CAD patients for medical evaluation at our center. A normogram was earlier obtained by subjecting 72 males between the age 18 – 60 year by random selection during medical for initial entry to Airforce and routine annual medical in serving personnel.Results:These males were subjected to cardiopulmonary stress test, after an echocardiogram was done to assess structural heart disease. The data obtained was compared with the normogram for age.Conclusion: In this study, we conclude that in our population a healthy aviator reaches an average of 80% of age predicted VO2 max (normogram for age 30 – 39 and 40 – 49 attached above). Aviator no, 2,3,4,5,7 were reflighted.

Published
2019-10-13
How to Cite
Ashish Chauhan, Manvinder Pal Singh Marwaha, Vipin Sharma, Rajesh Vaidya, & Bhupinder Kaur Anand. (2019). Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing in Coronary Artery Disease Male Aviators Prior to Refighting: A Suggested Modality. Asian Journal of Medical Research, 8(3), ME16-ME19. Retrieved from https://aijournals.com/index.php/ajmr/article/view/1022