Depending on the presentation and the findings of the other tests, some children or adolescents may require an exercise stress test or other tests like a prolonged recording of the heart beat (Holter recording).
Dr. Giardini is the Director of the Paediatric Exercise Laboratory at Great Ormond Street Hospital where children as old as 6 years of age are regularly tested. The facility allows for baseline spirometry, treadmill or exercise cycle testing, ECG alone or cardiopulmonary (metabolic) exercise testing.
Cardiopulmonary (metabolic) exercise test
Author: Dr. Alessandro Giardini, MD, PhD