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Aerobic exercise function of patients with persistent coronary artery aneurysms secondary to Kawasaki disease.
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PMID:  8662044     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Nine patients with persistent coronary artery aneurysms 1.7-14.0 years after an episode of Kawasaki disease underwent progressive bicycle ergometry with expiratory gas analysis. Two of the patients had aneurysms complicated by angiographically documented coronary artery stenosis. Results of the exercise tests were compared to those obtained from a group of age- and gender-matched normal control subjects. The Kawasaki disease patients did not differ significantly from the control subjects with regard to peak oxygen consumption (81 +/- 7% versus 79 +/- 12% predicted), peak workload (75 +/- 13% versus 77 +/- 9% predicted), anaerobic threshold (21.9 +/- 6.5 versus 18.9 +/- 4.0 ml/kg per minute) or oxygen pulse (96 +/- 7% versus 90 +/- 14% predicted). None of the patients developed significant ST segment changes or rhythm disturbances during exercise. The exercise function of the patients with coronary artery stenosis did not differ from that of patients without stenosis. It was concluded that the aerobic exercise function of patients with persistent coronary artery aneurysms after an episode of Kawasaki disease appears to be well preserved. Kawasaki disease patients with significant coronary artery pathology are not accurately identified by a single assessment of aerobic exercise function.
J Rhodes; Z M Hijazi; G R Marx; D R Fulton
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric cardiology     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0172-0643     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Cardiol     Publication Date:    1996 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-02-07     Completed Date:  1997-02-07     Revised Date:  2008-02-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003849     Medline TA:  Pediatr Cardiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  226-30     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Floating Hospital for Infants and Children, New England Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02111, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Constriction, Pathologic
Coronary Aneurysm / etiology*,  physiopathology*
Coronary Disease / complications,  physiopathology
Exercise Test
Heart / physiology*
Matched-Pair Analysis
Mucocutaneous Lymph Node Syndrome / complications*,  physiopathology*
Oxygen Consumption
Sex Factors

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