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The Cardiorespiratory Implications of Pectus Excavatum

  • Samir S. ShahEmail author
  • Pankaj Kumar Mishra
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Abstract

Pectus excavatum (PE) is the most frequently encountered congenital chest wall abnormality. There is a growing body of evidence about the physiological impact of pectus excavatum with particular reference to cardiorespiratory implications of the condition.However, the reality is the true relevance of this evidence remains to be established. At a time when evidence-based clinical practice has never been more important, the absence of a randomized controlled trial is notable.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Essex Cardiothoracic CentreBasildonUK

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