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Introduction. Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing (CPET) test is a test that allows an integrated response to the physical effort of the cardiovascular system, respiratory system, nervous system, skeletal muscles and metabolism. The growing awareness of better correlation between health condition and exercise tolerance than with resting measurements is the key importance. The range of clinical applications is expanding to assess impairment of physical capacity with an unclear cause and to objectively determine functional capacity.

Aim. The aim of this review was to discuss the applicability of cardiopulmonary exercise test in diverse branches of clinical and non-clinical use.

Material and methods. This review was performed according to latest literature. We mainly searched PubMed and Google Scholar to look for previous cases of CPET applicability. Results. CPET has a very wide range of applications for the diagnosis of physical productivity as seen through athletes and amateurs in their own right. This medical diagnostic practice allows us to map out the inconsistencies the blood, respiratory and bone systems/structures.

Conclusion. Cardiopulmonary exercise test is a safe method of different disease assessment. It can be use in various cases, to rate reaction of an organism to physical effort.