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Kathy E Sietsema

Clinical Medicine
Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute
United States of America


Dr. Sietsema’s focus is in exercise physiology and the use of exercise testing for assessing functional capacity in clinical and research settings. Her work includes investigations into the nature and significance of functional impairment in a wide range of chronic disease states, including: chronic heart failure, congenital heart diseases, chronic kidney disease and pulmonary hypertension.

Research Interest

Exercise Physiology, Clinical Applications of Exercise Testing, and Cardiovascular Adaptations to Exercise


  • Effects of pulmonary vasodilator therapy on ventilatory efficiency during exercise in adults with Eisenmenger syndrome. Congenit Heart Dis. 2011

  • Cardiopulmonary exercise testing in the clinical evaluation of patients with heart and lung disease. Circulation. 2011

  • Clinician’s Guide to cardiopulmonary exercise testing in adults: a scientific statement from the American Heart Association. on behalf of the American Heart Association Exercise, Cardiac Rehabilitation, and Prevention Committee of the Council on Clinical Cardiology; Council on Epidemiology and Prevention; Council on Peripheral Vascular Disease; Interdisciplinary Council on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research Circulation. 2010

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