Additional clinical uses of the 6MWT

The 6MWT has been widely used in other clinical situations, including cystic fibrosis [20], chronic heart failure (CHF) [21], prior to lung transplantation [22] and primary pulmonary hypertension [23, 24]. It has also been employed in patients with interstitial lung disease (n=40) [25]. The mean (range) distance walked in this latter population was 487 (271-689) m, which is comparable to the COPD population. The test has also been employed in the assessment of patients with peripheral vascular disease [26].

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