Evaluation of exercise capacity with cardiopulmonary exercise test and B-type natriuretic peptide in adults with congenital heart disease.

@article{Trojnarska2009EvaluationOE,
  title={Evaluation of exercise capacity with cardiopulmonary exercise test and B-type natriuretic peptide in adults with congenital heart disease.},
  author={Olga Trojnarska and Adrian Gwizdała and Sławomir Katarzyński and Agnieszka Katarzyńska and Andrzej Szyszka and Magdalena Lanocha and Stefan Grajek and Lucyna Kramer},
  journal={Cardiology journal},
  year={2009},
  volume={16 2},
  pages={133-41}
}
BACKGROUND Adult patients with congenital heart disease (CHD) usually find their exercise capacity satisfactory. However, objective evaluation is important for diagnostic and prognostic purposes. The aim of this study was to evaluate exercise capacity using cardiopulmonary exercise tests and measurement of serum B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) levels in adult patients with CHDs, both in the entire study cohort and in subjects with individual types of cardiac lesions, as well as to verify the… CONTINUE READING