Impaired exercise parameters in pediatric heart transplant recipients: Comparison of biatrial and bicaval techniques

Elfriede Pahl*, Sreekanthan Sundararaghavan, Janette F. Strasburger, Brett M. Mitchell, Sherrie Rodgers, Dennis Crowley, Samuel S. Gidding

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Abstract

The exercise performance of pediatric heart transplant recipients and the effects of bicaval anastomosis were studied in 19 children using a Bruce protocol. Although all children had decreased exercise capacity and heart rates when compared with normals, the bicaval anastomosis patients had similar endurance and peak heart rates as the standard biatrial group.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)268-272
Number of pages5
JournalPediatric transplantation
Volume4
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2000

Keywords

  • Biatrial anastomosis
  • Bicaval anastomosis
  • Pediatric heart transplantation
  • Treadmill exercise testing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Transplantation

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