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Minerva Pediatrica 2016 Sep 22

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Rehabilitation during congenital heart disease in pediatric patients

Jing TIAN, Xinjiang AN, Ling NIU

Department of Cardiology, Xuzhou Children's Hospital, Xuzhou, Jiangsu, P. R. China


Cardiac rehabilitation is an important part of daily routine for cardiac disorder patients in adults. However, pediatric rehabilitation is an emerging field, and is totally different and new field in case of pediatric patients. The main reason of variability is the Pediatric patients differ from adult patients in several ways. The main difference is they are dependent on their parents for meeting their needs, including for transportation and following of rehabilitation initiatives. Furthermore, rehabilitation initiatives are often connected to large urban university hospitals and unavailable to children whose parents cannot bring them for exercise training on a regular basis. The present review article is focused on these aspects of rehabilitation during congenital heart disease.

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