Dr. Pat Longmuir is lead author on an important Scientific Statement from the American Heart Association, “Promotion of Physical Activity for Children and Adults With Congenital Heart Disease,” that was recently published ahead of print in Circulation.
Some of the highlights from the Statement include the following:
- People born with a heart defect need physical activity.
- Some irregular heart beat conditions may require activity restrictions but for most patients physical activity is unlimited.
Click here to read the Scientific Statement for free. Citation details are below.
Longmuir PE, Brothers JA, de Ferranti SD, Hayman LL, Van Hare GF, Matherne GP, Davis CK, Joy EA, McCrindle BW; on behalf of the American Heart Association Atherosclerosis, Hypertension and Obesity in Youth Committee of the Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young. Promotion of Physical Activity for Children and Adults With Congenital Heart Disease: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2013 Apr 29. [Epub ahead of print]