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      Exercise Capacity, Residual Abnormalities and Activity Habits following Total Correction for Tetralogy of Fallot

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      S. Karger AG

      Aerobic capacity, Heart rate, Oxygen consumption

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          The maximal oxygen consumption (VO<sub>2</sub> max) of 68 patients, at a mean of 5.6 years after total correction for tetralogy of Fallot, was lower than that of normal subjects (36.3 ± 7.5 and 43.1 ± 9.0 ml/kg-min). At the time of treadmill evaluation only the female patients were less active in daily life than the normals. Patients having had an elevated right ventricle to pulmonary artery resting systolic pressure gradient, evaluated at a mean of 2.2 years after surgery, had lower VO<sub>2</sub> max than those with lesser residual gradients (34.7 ± 7.2 and 38.7 ± 7.3 ml/kg-min). No significant differences in VO<sub>2</sub> max were found between patients with none or slight versus moderate to severe pulmonary regurgitation as well as between patients with and without a residual left-to-right ventricular shunt.

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          S. Karger AG
          31 October 2008
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          Laboratoire de Physiologie de l’Exercice et les Départements de Chirurgie et Médecine, Institut de Cardiologie de Montreal, et Département d’Education Physique, Université de Montréal, Montréal, P.Q.
          170857 Cardiology 1980;66:120–131
          © 1980 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          Exercise Testing and Rehabilitation


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