Monitoring of the Respiratory Rate Recovery Time in Children with Asthma

M.R. van der Kamp, B.J. Thio, F.H.C. de Jongh, J.M.M. Driessen

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    Pediatric asthma is one of the most common chronic diseases in childhood. Symptoms, such as chest tightness, shortness of breath, coughing and wheezing, make it difficult for asthmatic children to keep up with their peers during sports and play. Healthy children recover quickly to baseline heart and respiratory rate after exercise. This physiological mechanism enables them to perform their typical frequent but short bursts of intense activity. In children with exercise induced bronchoconstriction the recovery of respiratory rate after exercise may be slower, as bronchoconstriction compromises ventilation. Therefore, this research focused on assessing the respiratory rate recovery time (RRRT) of asthmatic children in both the home setting and during the controlled setting of the exercise challenge test (ECT).
    Original languageEnglish
    Article numberA7179
    Number of pages1
    JournalAmerican journal of respiratory and critical care medicine
    Publication statusPublished - 2019
    EventAmerican Thoracic Society 2019 International Conference, ATS 2019 - Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, Dallas, United States
    Duration: 17 May 201922 May 2019


    • Asthma
    • Respiration
    • Recovery time
    • ECG
    • Pediatrics
    • Exercise induced asthma
    • Bronchial hyperreactivity


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