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Cardiac Rehabilitation and Exercise Training

  • Ana Ubeda-Tikkanen
  • Naomi S. GauthierEmail author
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Abstract

The benefits associated with cardiac rehabilitation in adults with acquired heart disease have been widely recognized and accepted. An increasing volume of data from studies in pediatric patients and adults with congenital heart disease has also demonstrated that exercise training is, for the vast majority of patients, safe and beneficial. The limited availability of age and diagnosis-appropriate programs, as well as other socioeconomic barriers, has impeded access to this valuable therapeutic modality.

Keywords

Congenital heart disease (CHD) Cardiac rehabilitation Exercise training Pediatric CHD Adult CHD 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Department of Pediatric RehabilitationBoston Children’s HospitalBostonUSA
  2. 2.Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Department of Pediatric RehabilitationSpaulding Rehabilitation HospitalBostonUSA
  3. 3.Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Department of Pediatric RehabilitationHarvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  4. 4.Cardiac Fitness Program, Department of PediatricsHarvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  5. 5.Department of CardiologyBoston Children’s HospitalBostonUSA

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