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Revista Brasileira de Medicina do Esporte
On-line version ISSN 1806-9940
SILVA, Odwaldo Barbosa e and SARAIVA, Lurildo Cleano Ribeiro. Exercise test indications in children and adolescents. Rev Bras Med Esporte [online]. 2004, vol.10, n.5, pp.416-419. ISSN 1806-9940. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1517-86922004000500009.
The exercise test (ET) is a low-risk procedure that presents extremely rare complications, especially among pediatric age populations. In this reviewing, the main ET indications in children and adolescents (age up to 19 years) are presented as a method of diagnostic, prognostic and functional evaluation in several situations: evaluation of the physical capacity, evaluation of symptoms related to exercise, evaluation of clinical and surgical treatments in patients with cardiomyopathies, congenital and valvar cardiopathies, asthmatic patients and pre-participation in physical activities programs, among others.
Keywords : Exercise test; Stress testing; Children and adolescents.