Cardiopulmonary exercise testing

Cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) is a type of exercise test. It can tell the healthcare team how much exercise you can do.

CPET involves breathing into a mouthpiece while riding an exercise bike or walking on a treadmill. You will also normally be connected to an electrocardiogram (ECG) machine to monitor your heart.

Find out more about what you can expect from CPET in the video below.