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Daphne Wezenberg Ph.D.
Human Movement Sciences, VU Amsterdam
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" With the Corival we could determine the exercise capacity of people with a lower limb amputation"

Measuring people with a lower limb amputation is a challenge. However, an exercise test can provide the clinician with useful information about the exercise capacity and cardiac health of the patient. We determined the feasibility and validity of a one-legged exercise test using the Lode Corival ergometer. By using an adapted protocol and the Lode ergometer a valid and safe determination of the exercise capacity of people with a lower limb amputation can be obtained. Because the ergometer can be controlled using a computer which simultaneously can measuring ECG and blood pressure, the patient can be continuously monitored and alteration in the cardiac condition can be anticipated upon.

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