Sports Cardiology Assessment

Cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) is a tool frequently used by elite athletes to evaluate endurance performance and cardiopulmonary fitness. While many think CPET is only for professional or elite athletes, CPET can in fact benefit just about anyone. CPET assesses exercise capacity by looking at how your heart and lungs cope with exercise increasing in intensity. In a clinical setting, CPET is a diagnostic assessment of unexplained breathlessness. While elite athletes looking to maximize their potential can take a CPET to assess fitness level and to determine whether there is a need to adapt their training programs, CPET is recommended for first-time marathon runners to identify any underlying medical conditions. For those seeking a new dimension to understand their health, Virtus offers genetic tests that analyses their genetic risk of over 30 common diseases, including autoimmune diseases, cancers, heart and vascular diseases, metabolic diseases and respiratory diseases.