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Table 1 Health categories

From: The six-minute walk test in community dwelling elderly: influence of health status.

Health Category Description * Clinical examples
A A1 Completely healthy; no medication  
   A2 Completely healthy; using only preventive medication Hormonal replacement therapy, aspirin, ...
B B1 Functioning normally; presence of stabilised, non cardiovascular disease; absence of cardiovascular abnormalities treated hypothyroidism, stable diabetes, ...
   B2 Functioning normally; using medication with cardiovascular effect, no overt cardiovascular disease other than normalized arterial hypertension Arterial hypertension; β blocking agent, ...
C (history of) cardio-vascular pathology or abnormal ECG. Bundle branch block; angina, CABG; ...
D Presenting signs of acute or active disease at the moment of examination. bronchospasm, swollen joints, influenza, ...
  1. * Status after questioning, physical examination, ECG, and laboratory examination of blood, serum & urine according to the SENIEUR protocol [22]. CABG: coronary artery bypass graft