Exercise Capacity in Pediatric Heart Transplant Candidates: Is There Any Role for the 14 ml/kg/min Guideline?

A peak oxygen consumption (VO2) of <14 ml/kg/min has been identified as a predictor of l-year mortality in adults with congestive heart failure (CHF) and is used as a criterion for listing for cardiac transplantation (OHT). The role of VO2 measurement in children awaiting OHT has not been thoroughly evaluated. We sought to assess the degree of exercise… CONTINUE READING