Validating Facemask Use for Gas Exchange Analysis in Patients With Congestive Heart FailureBy Baran, David A.; Rosenwinkel, Eric; Spierer, David K.; Lisker, Jay; Whelan, Jim; Rosa, Matthew; Goldsmith, Rochelle L.; Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, Vol. 21, No. 2, pp. 94-100
Publication Date: March/April 2001
Article focuses on Hans-Rudolph facemasks, and their effectiveness in measuring vanadium oxide levels. Vanadium oxide levels are used to assess functional limitation, often associated with congestive heart failure. The Hans-Rudolph facemasks were compared with a mouthpiece apparatus in 30 patients with severe congestive heart failure. The facemask was shown to be the equal of the mouthpiece in measuring vanadium levels in the participants.
Published by: Lippincott, Williams, & Wilkins (Website:http://www.lww.com)
American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (Web Site: http://www.aacvpr.org )
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