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Cardiorespiratory Function of Pediatric Heart Transplant Recipients in the Early Postoperative Period.
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PMID:  22042340     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
In this study, we sought to assess the cardiopulmonary functions in three pediatric heart transplant recipients, two of whom are with dilated cardiomyopathy, whereas one is with cyanotic heart disease, in early postoperative period. Cardiopulmonary exercise testing was performed using an incremental cycling at 1 mo after surgery. The results revealed that our study subjects had obvious impairment in workload, oxygen consumption, and oxygen pulse at peak exercise and ventilatory threshold at 1 mo after orthotropic heart transplantation. The pediatric orthotropic heart transplantation recipients also showed a high resting heart rate (90-106 beats/min), a low peak heart rate (109-117 beats/min) during exercise, and continuous heart rate acceleration till 1 to 3 mins after the cessation of exercise. In conclusion, pediatric orthotropic heart transplant recipients have a low cardiopulmonary endurance during the early postoperative period. An early structured, individualized cardiopulmonary rehabilitation program for pediatric orthotropic heart transplant recipients will be an area for future evaluation and research.
Authors:
Hsin-Hui Chiu; Mei-Hwan Wu; Shoei-Shen Wang; Ching Lan; Nai-Kuan Chou; Ssu-Yuan Chen; Jin-Shin Lai
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-10-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation / Association of Academic Physiatrists     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1537-7385     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-11-1     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8803677     Medline TA:  Am J Phys Med Rehabil     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
From the Department of Pediatrics, National Taiwan University Hospital and National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei (H-HC, M-HW); Department of Pediatrics, National Taiwan University Hospital Yun-Lin Branch, Yun-Lin (H-HC); Department of Surgery, National Taiwan University Hospital and National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei (S-SW, N-KC); and Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, National Taiwan University Hospital and National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan (CL, S-YC, J-SL).
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