Exercise Testing in Hypertension and Hypertension in Athletes

  • Carissa M. Baker-SmithEmail author
  • Nicholas Pietris
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Exercise testing is routinely performed to assess functional capacity, identify changes in cardiopulmonary physiology, evaluate symptoms and signs induced by exercise, and to determine the appropriateness of physical activity in children (and adults) with acquired and congenital heart disease. In this chapter, we summarize the basics of exercise testing, discuss what is known regarding the utility of exercise testing in the evaluation of the hypertensive child, and review existing recommendations regarding exercise testing and competitive sports participation in the hypertensive athlete.


Hypertension High blood pressure Pediatric Child Activity Exercise Exercise recommendations 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Department of PediatricsUniversity of Maryland School of MedicineBaltimoreUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Karen M. Redwine
    • 1
  1. 1.Children's Nephrology and HypertensionSt. Luke's Health SystmBoiseUSA

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