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Exercise testing in children.
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PMID:  724265     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Exercise testing has a definite role in pediatrics today. Different methods are presented, and the value of maximal exercise with determination of oxygen uptake and blood lactate is stressed. In children with heart disease, exercise testing with precordial electrocardiogram can be of both diagnostic and prognostic value. The cardiovascular function at different intensities of exercise is evaluated, serious dysrhythmias may be revealed, hypertension judged and the effect of drug therapy can be checked by exercise testing. It is an important way in assessing the child's functional capacity after heart surgery in the decision whether she or he should take part in physical education and sports activities and in the choice of profession. It is also of great psychological value to the parents and the patient himself. In children with other chronic diseases, e.g., diabetes, obesity, asthma, neurocirculatory dysfunctions--physical training together with exercise testing is of importance for therapy and rehabilitation.
C Thorén
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Paediatrician     Volume:  7     ISSN:  -     ISO Abbreviation:  Paediatrician     Publication Date:  1978  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-02-21     Completed Date:  1979-02-21     Revised Date:  2014-07-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0352330     Medline TA:  Paediatrician     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  100-15     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aortic Valve Stenosis / diagnosis
Arrhythmias, Cardiac / diagnosis
Child, Preschool
Exercise Test / instrumentation,  methods*
Heart Block / congenital,  diagnosis
Heart Defects, Congenital / diagnosis,  physiopathology
Oxygen / blood
Postpericardiotomy Syndrome / diagnosis
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