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01.09.2009 | Review article | Ausgabe 9/2009

Netherlands Heart Journal 9/2009

Cardiopulmonary exercise testing in congenital heart disease: equipment and test protocols

Zeitschrift:
Netherlands Heart Journal > Ausgabe 9/2009
Autoren:
T. Takken, A. C. Blank, E. H. Hulzebos, M. van Brussel, W. G. Groen, P. J. Helders
Wichtige Hinweise
Child Development & Exercise Center, Wilhelmina Children's Hospital, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, the Netherlands.
Department of Paediatric Cardiology, Wilhelmina Children's Hospital, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, the Netherlands
T. Takken Child Development & Exercise Center, Wilhelmina Children's Hospital, University Medical Center Utrecht, Room KB02.056.0, PO Box 85090, 3508 AB Utrecht, the Netherlands

Abstract

Cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) in paediatric cardiology differs in many aspects from the tests as performed in adult cardiology. Children's cardiovascular responses during exercise testing present different characteristics, particularly oxygen uptake, heart rate and blood pressure response, which are essential in interpreting haemodynamic data. Diseases that are associated with myocardial ischaemia are very rare in children. The main indications for CPET in children are evaluation of exercise capacity and the identification of exercise-induced arrhythmias. In this article we will review exercise equipment and test protocols for CPET in children with congenital heart disease. (Neth Heart J 2009;17:339–44.)

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