Clinical stress testing in the pediatric age group: A statement from the American Heart Association council on cardiovascular disease in the young, committee on atherosclerosis, hypertension, and obesity in youth

Stephen M. Paridon, Bruce S. Alpert, Steven R. Boas, Marco E. Cabrera, Laura L. Caldarera, Stephen R. Daniels, Thomas R. Kimball, Timothy K. Knilans, Patricia A. Nixon, Jonathan Rhodes, Angela T. Yetman

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This statement is an updated report of the American Heart Association's previous publications on exercise in children. In this statement, exercise laboratory requirements for environment, equipment, staffing, and procedures are presented. Indications and contraindications to stress testing are discussed, as are types of testing protocols and the use of pharmacological stress protocols. Current stress laboratory practices are reviewed on the basis of a survey of pediatric cardiology training programs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1905-1920
Number of pages16
Issue number15
StatePublished - Apr 1 2006



  • AHA Scientific Statements
  • Exercise test
  • Pediatrics
  • Stress test

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Physiology (medical)

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