6 Minute Walk The six-minute walk test is generally used at the start of a Pulmonary Rehabilitation program and/or in the evaluation of lung transplant. The results of the test are helpful in setting up an exercise program that designed to meet your needs. Six Minute Walk Test (6MWT) recording form (Affix patient label here) ... Resting heart rate > 120 beats / min after 10 minutes rest (relative contraindication) This statement provides practical guidelines for the 6-minute walk test (6MWT). Specifically, it reviews indications, details factors that influence results, presents a brief step-by-step protocol, outlines safety measures, describes proper patient preparation and procedures, and offers guidelines for clinical interpretation of results. The six-minute walk test (6MWT) is frequently used to determine functional capacity in patients. The 6MWT is performed on a flat surface, with a predetermined distance measured and marked off. Patients are asked to walk self-paced back and forth between the 2 marked points for 6 minutes.