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Comparison of upright and semi-recumbent postures for exercise echocardiography in healthy children.

  • Author(s): Chang, Ruey-Kang R
  • Qi, Ning
  • Larson, Jennifer
  • Rose-Gottron, Christine
  • Cooper, Dan
  • et al.

This study was conducted in 20 healthy children to compare a semi-recumbent posture using back support with an upright posture for exercise echocardiography. It was found that a semi-recumbent position with back support is superior to an upright position, with no difference in physiologic measurements.

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