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J Paediatr Child Health. 2013 Oct;49(10):795-9. doi: 10.1111/jpc.12388. Epub 2013 Oct 6.

Exercise in children with common congenital heart lesions: balancing benefits with risks.

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Discipline of Paediatrics and Child Health, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia; Department of Respiratory Medicine, The Children's Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Abstract

Children with corrected common congenital heart lesions are often withheld from regular exercise by their parents. While there are some modest risks with exercise, they should be seen in perspective, and the life-long benefits of regular exercise on general health, mood and well-being should be emphasised.

KEYWORDS:

ASD; VSD; exercise testing; outcome measure; tetralogy of Fallot

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24131111
DOI:
10.1111/jpc.12388
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