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Integrated cardiopulmonary approach to exercise testing in pediatrics.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3640437     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In the pediatric age groups exercise evaluation of cardiac and pulmonary disease has had a lesser impact on clinical care than in adults. Exercise evaluation complements clinical information, echocardiography, hemodynamics and lung function studies at rest to provide reproducible, quantitative information to answer questions of capacity for physical work, employment, insurability and participation in recreation and sports. To ensure serial studies in children measurements should be noninvasive and minimize demands of patient cooperation. Exercise evaluation should include evaluation of lung function at rest to exclude pulmonary limitations of exercise. Because of the close link of cardiovascular and pulmonary responses to exercise, assessment of ventilation and pulmonary gas exchange should be an integral part of exercise evaluation. Computerized systems can enhance the accuracy and precision of such measurements and can provide a data base for evaluation of individual patients and the natural history of treated congenital cardiac defects and pulmonary disease.
H U Wessel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatrician     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0300-1245     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatrician     Publication Date:  1986  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-12-08     Completed Date:  1986-12-08     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8511837     Medline TA:  Pediatrician     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  26-33     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Exercise Test / methods*
Heart Defects, Congenital / diagnosis*,  physiopathology
Heart Rate
Oxygen / physiology
Respiratory Function Tests
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