Determinants of total body oxygen consumption in adults undergoing cardiac catheterization

Roderick H. Crocker, Ira S. Ockene, Joseph S. Alpert, Linda A. Pape, James E. Dalen, Nicholas Lange

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Oxygen consumption was measured in 500 patients (151 F, 349 M, ages 12–84 yr.) undergoing routine cardiac catheterization. Sex, age, and heart rate were found to be the strongest predictors of oxygen consumption index (OCI). Males had higher OCI values than females at any age. Older patients of both sexes had lower OCI values than younger patients. Heart rate correlated directly with OCI. Treatment with pro‐pranolol correlated inversely with OCI. However, after correction for heart rate, there were no significant differences in OCI values between propranolol treated and non‐treated patients. A linear regression equation was developed using combinations of variables to predict OCI, and tables are presented for predicting OCI in those patients in whom this variable cannot be directly measured.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)363-372
Number of pages10
JournalCatheterization and Cardiovascular Diagnosis
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1982


  • cardiac catheterization
  • heart rate
  • hemodynamics
  • oxygen consumption
  • propranolol

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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