Cardiopulmonary Functional Testing Platform

The Cardiopulmonary Functional Testing Platform in the McConnell Centre for Innovative Medicine is dedicated to clinical research in heart and lung health.

Part of the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC), the Cardiopulmonary Functional Testing Platform is centrally located at the Glen site of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC). This platform is equipped for a wide range of functional testing, and the flexible space can be adjusted to suit the needs of a variety of patients and clinical research projects. Our fully qualified staff is available upon request to support your clinical research in cardiopulmonary function.

Equipment available in the Cardiopulmonary Functional Testing Platform includes:

  • Complete pulmonary function testing capabilities, such as spirometry, body plethysmography, impulse oscillometry, nitrogen washout, diffusion capacity, lung compliance, lung pressures, aerosol provocation testing and much more.
  • Cardiopulmonary exercise testing equipment, which can be used with a treadmill or cycle ergometer and integrates gas exchange and ventilation, electrocardiogram, blood pressure, and pulse oximetry measures, with the option to add on a non-invasive cardiac output measure.
  • Echocardiography equipment uses sound waves to obtain an image of the heart and is set up with a stress echo bed and ergometer to perform the echocardiogram at rest or during exercise.
  • More equipment

Services in the Cardiopulmonary Functional Testing Platform include:

  • Exercise tests, including measures of gas exchange and ventilation
  • Pulmonary function and lung volume assessments
  • Resting energy expenditure testing
  • Electrocardiogram
  • Walking tests
  • Body composition analysis
  • Exercise training
  • Expert services of fully qualified kinesiologists and respiratory therapists
  • Equipment and process training
  • More services

More information:

RESEARCHERS: Learn more about clinical research platforms at the McConnell Centre for Innovative Medicine. We can facilitate your clinical research!

PATIENTS: If you are interested in participating in a clinical trial, read our Information for Patients.

INDUSTRY: Contact our Business Development Office to discuss partnering with the RI-MUHC for clinical research.

About the McConnell Centre for Innovative Medicine

One of the most modern clinical research facilities in North America, the McConnell Centre for Innovative Medicine at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) gives clinicians and clinician scientists the tools to develop and evaluate new treatments for some of the world's most critical diseases.

A full range of clinical research services is available in this state-of-the-art environment dedicated to clinical research. RI-MUHC clinical research staff offer expertise in clinical trials management, quality control monitoring, project management of multicentre trials, data management and statistics, and assistance with on-site specialized equipment dedicated solely to research.

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Contact the Cardiopulmonary Functional Testing Platform to learn more about our functional testing capabilities for clinical research.

Jacinthe Baril
Jacinthe Baril

Technical Platforms Manager

Explore Research at the RI-MUHC