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VO2Max score - what does it mean?
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VO2Max score - what does it mean?

My husband had a VO2 Max test done yesterday and his "score" was 28.5.  The technician seemed very impressed with this, as he was in the hospital with an EF of 10% 4 weeks ago.  But as he is looking up charts on VO2 Max results online he is finding that this score is actually in the "poor" or "bad" range (he is a 37 year old)...so can someone provide some insight on what this really means?  We are very confused...I'm guessing that the charts he is looking at are for "fit" people??
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That's correct.  The chart he is looking at are for fit individuals.  We look at VO2max which represents oxygen cosumption to determine transplant candidacy.  Pt's with scores between 12 and 14 are considered transplant candidates.  He obviously isn't there with a score of 29.  
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Thanks!  So he is somewhere between needing a transplant and being in crappy shape ;)  I told him congratulations for being in "poor" shape for a normal person!
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