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Exercise testing and prescription in patients with congenital heart disease.
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PMID:  20871857     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The present paper provides a review of the literature regarding exercise testing, exercise capacity, and the role of exercise training in patients with congenital heart disease (CHD). Different measures of exercise capacity are discussed, including both simple and more advanced exercise parameters. Different groups of patients, including shunt lesions, pulmonary valvar stenosis, patients after completion of Fontan circulation, and patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension are discussed separately in more detail. It has been underscored that an active lifestyle, taking exercise limitations and potential risks of exercise into account is of utmost importance. Increased exercise capacity in these patients is furthermore correlated with an improvement of objective and subjective quality of life.
A D J Ten Harkel; T Takken
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-09-06
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of pediatrics     Volume:  2010     ISSN:  1687-9759     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Pediatr     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101517077     Medline TA:  Int J Pediatr     Country:  Egypt    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Leiden University Medical Center, Albinusdreef 2, P.O. Box 9600, 2300 RC Leiden, The Netherlands.
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