A cardiopulmonary exercise test (CPET) is an evaluation of the cardiopulmonary system.CPET involves measurements of respiratory oxygen uptake (Vo2), carbon dioxide production (Vco2), and ventilatory measures during a symptom‐limited exercise test.
Physical exercise requires the interaction of the physiologic mechanisms that enable the cardiovascular and respiratory systems to support the energy demands of the contracting muscles. Both systems are consequently stressed during exercise. Their ability to respond adequately to this stress is a measure of their physiologic competence.
The universal cardio pulmonary exercise testing system
The Geratherm Respiratory Ergostik represents the pinnacle of cardiopulmonary exercise diagnostics a powerful CPET machine used in a wide array of fields from simple fitness tests and sports medicine through respiratory differential diagnosis for dyspnea to the latest peri-operative diagnostics. At its core lies the superlight (<20g) Ergoflow flowsensor, offering patients the utmost comfort during the performance of the exercise test.
The powerful BLUE CHERRY® diagnostic platform provides the backbone for all testing, analysis and reporting, measuring flow rate O2 and CO2 throughout the entire test. From these simple measured values Ergostik under BLUE CHERRY® enables the user to easily determine important ventilatory and respiratory parameters such as the maximum oxygen uptake (VO2max).
Assisting the user to determine aerobic-anaerobic threshold values AT and RCP and helping to simplify the interpretation of data. Utilising the collected data BLUE CHERRY® uses additional software modules to create and adapt individual training plans for patients, especially endurance and strength training plans for athletes. The Ergostik is completed with the measurement of spirometry data such as flow volume measurement and MVV.
Light-weight flow sensor
The low weight and the low dead space of the flow sensor are particularly comfortable for the patient.
The basal metabolic rate of the patient can reliably be measured using the option REE.
All ambient influences can be compensated using the options Ambistik and CO2stik.
Flexible screen presentations
The screen display and the report can be configured individually to include graphs, tables and semi-automated diagnosis text.
Intelligent determination of threshold
By combining different models, the software reliably detects all thresholds.
Using the optional training module, individual training plans can be generated for
BLUE CHERRY® – The powerful diagnostic platform
The Ergostik runs on the powerful BLUE CHERRY® diagnostic software platform and can be combined with other products from Geratherm Respiratory to create a full diagnostic suite for cardio-pulmonary function testing.
Geratherm Respiratory is continuously developing BLUE CHERRY® to encompass the latest clinical advances and to further improve its use with helpful new functions. Some features include
- Integrated quality control and measures according to ATS/ERS guidelines
- Interpretation algorithms and proprietary interpretation graphics for spirometry
- Latest GLI predicted values (2012 and 2017) including Z-Scores
- Individually configurable reports
- Long-term trending and overlay of tests
- User accounts with different authority levels
- Optimised workflows through interfaces with HL7 or GDT to existing Hospital systems
- Powerful reporting including .pdf export
- Complex and safe network installations with central SQL database