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Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
Giardini, A; Hager, A; Napoleone, CP; Picchio, FM 
Title:
Natural history of exercise capacity after the Fontan operation: a longitudinal study. 
Abstract:
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have shown that older Fontan patients and those with an underlying morphologically right ventricle have lower exercise capacity. We sought to assess the natural history of exercise capacity after the Fontan operation in individual patients, and to identify the factors influencing the rate of decrease of exercise capacity over time. METHODS: We studied, longitudinally, 53 Fontan patients with cardiopulmonary exercise tests (average 3.2 +/- 1.1 tests for each patient)....    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
Ann Thorac Surg 
Year:
2008 
Journal volume:
85 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
818-21 
Language:
eng 
Print-ISSN:
0003-4975 
TUM Institution:
Klinik für Kinderkardiologie und angeborene Herzfehler