Exercise tolerance and behaviour of blood pressure in children and adolescents after renal transplant

A. Calzolari, U. Giordano, M. C. Matteucci, E. Pastore, A. Santilli, A. Turchetta, G. Rizzoni

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Objective. The purpose of the study was to evaluate the exercise tolerance and the behaviour of blood pressure during a maximal exercise testing on treadmill for a group of patients with renal transplant carried out at least 6 months earlier. Experimental design, setting and patients. In a retrospective study, nineteen patients were examined in our laboratory: 13 boys and 6 girls, mean age 15.8 years (range 10.5-22). Interventions. All patients were given a clinical examination, an ECG at rest, a maximal exercise testing on treadmill (Bruce protocol), a mono - 2D echo, a lung function test and 24-hour Holter monitoring. The results of the exercise test were compared with those of two control groups of same age and body surface area. Results. The clinical examination of their cardiovascular apparatus gave normal results. The echo revealed anatomical and heart function anomalies related to the original disease. Exercise testing on treadmill showed a reduction in exercise tolerance (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)267-272
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1997


  • Adolescent
  • Blood pressure
  • Child
  • Exercise test
  • Kidney transplantation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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