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Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-23229

Fontana, P; Boutellier, U; Toigo, M (2009). Reliability of measurements with Innocor during exercise. International Journal of Sports Medicine, 30(10):747-753.

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Cardiac output represents the primary determinant of cardiovascular function. Therefore, understanding how cardiac output is regulated during exercise is crucial. A recently developed tool for determining cardiac output is the Innocor rebreathing system, which also incorporates an ergospirometry unit. So far, Innocor's test-retest reliability under exercise conditions has not been determined in healthy participants. Therefore, 15 male and 15 female healthy participants [30.6 y (SD 4.5); 68.0 kg (SD 10.5)] performed 2 test sessions, each consisting of 2 graded exercise tests to volitional exhaustion. We determined intra- and inter-session reliability of cardiac output, oxygen consumption, carbon dioxide output, and ventilation at 130 W and at peak exercise. For cardiac output, we found averaged coefficients of variation ranging from 4.3 (intra-session, 130 W) to 10.0% (inter-session, rest). For oxygen consumption, coefficients of variation ranged from 3.4 (intra-session, peak) to 5.7% (inter-session, peak). Coefficients of variation for carbon dioxide output were between 4.4 (intra-session, peak) and 6.6% (inter-session, peak), and for ventilation between 5.1 (intra-session, 130 W) and 7.0% (intra-session, peak). Innocor delivers safe and reliable measurements of cardiac output, gas exchange, and ventilation. Therefore, Innocor can be used to assess these parameters in exercise physiology studies as well as in performance diagnostics.


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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Center for Integrative Human Physiology
04 Faculty of Medicine > Institute of Physiology
07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Physiology
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
610 Medicine & health
Date:October 2009
Deposited On:19 Oct 2009 08:28
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 13:30
Additional Information:Copyright: Georg Thieme Verlag
Publisher DOI:10.1055/s-0029-1225340
PubMed ID:19642059

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