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Minerva Pediatrica 2019 December;71(6):533-8

DOI: 10.23736/S0026-4946.16.04737-X

Copyright © 2016 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Rehabilitation during congenital heart disease in pediatric patients

Jing TIAN, Xinjiang AN , Ling NIU

Department of Cardiology, Xuzhou Children’s Hospital, Xuzhou Medical University, Xuzhou, 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.


KEY WORDS: Cardiac rehabilitation; Pediatrics; Heart; Congenital, hereditary, and neonatal diseases and abnormalities

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