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Criteria for Exercise-Induced Oxygen Desaturation in COPD Patients Using the 6-Minute Walk Test (6MWT)

Specialty:

Pulmonology & Critical Care

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

Some patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may become desaturated during exercise. These patients can be identified using the 6-minute walk test (6MWT). A patient with exercise-induced oxygen desaturation may benefit from ambulatory oxygen therapy (AOT).

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