Walking Test Can Assess Aerobic Capacity of CMT1A Patients

Walking Test Can Assess Aerobic Capacity of CMT1A Patients

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Walking Test Can Assess Aerobic Capacity of CMT1A Patients

People with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 1A (CMT1A) show a poorer performance in cardiopulmonary exercise testing using a stationary bicycle relative to healthy individuals, a study shows. Cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) is a non-invasive assessment of the cardiopulmonary system at rest and during exercise. Notably, this poorer performance appeared to be unrelated to cardiopulmonary limitations; rather, it was due to peripheral factors such as muscle atrophy (wasting). Results also showed that the 6-minute walk test was a…

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