Table 4

Mean (SE) responses to treadmill tests to determine V˙o 2peak and endurance capacity

  • o 2peak = oxygen consumption;V˙e = ventilation; HR = heart rate; Vt = tidal volume; fR = respiratory rate; RER = respiratory exchange ratio; BS = breathlessness; PE = perceived exertion.

  • Measurements were from the final minute of each endurance test and the symptom limited incremental treadmill test.

  • 4-150 Significantly different from 75%.

  • 4-151 Significantly different from 75% and 85% (p<0.05).

  • Incremental V˙o 2peak = 1.09 (0.08) l/min.