This booklet is for parents or carers of children and young people who are born with a heart condition. A congenital heart condition means that either there is a part of the heart which is abnormal, or a problem in the main blood vessels that are joined to the heart, which has been there since birth. It explains the benefits of physical activity for your child. It aims to make sure that your child exercises safely within the limitations of their condition, and is not discouraged from taking beneficial exercise because of unnecessary anxiety about their heart condition. This booklet does not replace the advice that the health professionals involved in the care of your child may give, based on their knowledge of your child’s condition.
Literatuurverwijzing: (2010). Physical activity: what if my child has a congenital heart condition?, advice for parents / carers. British Heart Foundation (BHF).