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Effect of age on exercise capacity and cardiac reserve in patients with pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum after biventricular repair.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
1873-734X
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Publication Date
Volume
42
Issue
1
Pages
50–55
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1093/ejcts/ezr267
PMID: 22290918
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

In PAIVS patients after biventricular repair exercise capacity and cardiac reserve decrease with age. These findings appear to be related to impaired diastolic RV function and decreased RV filling, indicating that the function of the relatively small RV deteriorates with time.

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