The process of filing a short or long term disability claim can be challenging, with many claims being denied due to a lack of sufficient evidence. Depending on your condition and symptoms, a cardiopulmonary exercise test (CPET) may be beneficial for supporting your short or long term disability claim. The CPET can provide your insurance company with objective evidence of your restrictions and limitations due to your medical condition.
This article will explore how the CPET can be a valuable tool in proving short or long term disability claims.
What is the purpose of the CPET?
The results of the CPET can substantiate your diagnosis and symptoms, offering your disability insurance company objective medical evidence of your condition. A CPET is a non-invasive diagnostic test that measures your cardiorespiratory fitness and physiological response to exercise. The primary purpose of the CPET is to gather objective data about your physical capabilities and limitations. The CPET provides objective data on your cardiovascular and pulmonary function during exercise, including oxygen consumption, cardiac output, and metabolic rate.