Monthly Archives: March 2013

Six-Minute Walk Test

The six-minute walk test (6MWT) measures the distance a patient can walk in six minutes. This simple test measures Sp02 and heart rate, and evaluates multiple exercise parameters including cardiovascular, pulmonary, circulation, metabolism, and blood pressure. The 6MWT often utilizes spirometry, which enables measurement of dynamic hyperinflation (DH), a condition which develops in patients with chronic pulmonary disease.

Medical Device Depot sells the MIR MirOxi spirometer, an easy to use device that provides accurate measurements for the 6MWT. Traditional spirometery readings can also be performed.

For more information, call 877-646-3300 or visit www.medicaldevicedepot.com.