A new treadmill protocol for the clinical evaluation of children with cardiac disease
eBook ISBN: 9780203852026
Exercise testing is frequently used for evaluation of exercise capacity and cardiopulmonary function in children with congenital cardiac defects or acquired cardiac disease. An often-used protocol for treadmill testing is the Bruce protocol (Bruce et aI., 1973), which was originally designed for adults (van der Cammen-van Zjip et aI., 2010). Although exercise testing is widely used in children, there is no agreement in specific practice guidelines for paediatric exercise testing (Chang et aI., 2006).
Children and Exercise XXVII
Sabath, R., Teson, K. M., Hulse, J., Gelatt, M. A new treadmill protocol for the clinical evaluation of children with cardiac disease Children and Exercise XXVII , (2011).