What happens when my child has a Cardio Pulmonary Exercise Test (CPET)?

This video shows what it is like to have a Cardio Pulmonary Exercise Test in hospital. An 8 year old girl has a CPET, you can see her pedalling on an exercise bike with a face mask on. Parents could show this video to their child before their appointment to help them understand what is going to happen in hospital. This video was developed in partnership with the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh.


worried, anxious, CPET, charity, hospital, child, parent, family, cardio pulmonary exercise test, CF, breathing test, bike, face mask, electrodes, WWCIH, What? Why? Children in Hospital, kids

Note: If you have trouble viewing our YouTube video please try watching our Vimeo Version of this video.

Note: This video represents the procedure at the time of filming, but procedures will be updated and vary between hospitals, please contact your hospital for any questions about the procedure.
Note: You need to accept our privacy policy before viewing this YouTube video.

If you have trouble viewing the YouTube video above please try watching our Vimeo Version of this video.

Please see all our other Hospital Videos, Play Videos and Information Videos.

Our web site uses cookies to give you the best possible experience on our web site. Our WWCIH hospital videos are available as embedded YouTube videos. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to WWCIH’s use of cookies and YouTube’s use of cookies. Please confirm you have read our Privacy Policy.