Ventilatory and cardiovascular responses to exercise in patients with pectus excavatum.

@article{Malek2003VentilatoryAC,
  title={Ventilatory and cardiovascular responses to exercise in patients with pectus excavatum.},
  author={Moh H. Malek and Eric W. Fonkalsrud and Christopher Cooper},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2003},
  volume={124 3},
  pages={870-82}
}
PURPOSE Uncertainty exists as to whether pectus excavatum causes true physiologic impairments to exercise performance as opposed to lack of fitness due to reluctance to exercise. The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of pectus excavatum on ventilatory and cardiovascular responses to incremental exercise in physically active patients. METHODS Twenty-one patients with pectus excavatum (age range, 13 to 50 years; mean [+/- SD] age, 23.6 +/- 8.9 years; severity index range, 3.7 to 8… CONTINUE READING