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Evaluation and recommendations for participation in athletics for children with heart disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8541962     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Physical fitness is becoming increasingly emphasized in our society. Everyone is encouraged to participate in routine exercise, and many desire to compete in organized athletics. Patients with heart disease are living longer, healthier lives and may also desire sports participation. Because selected patients may be at risk for sudden death, a thorough evaluation should be performed. The purpose of this article is to familiarize the reader with basic principles of exercise physiology and preparticipation evaluation and to provide a guideline to recommending athletic involvement in patients with heart disease.
S J Kaminer; R L Hixon; W B Strong
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current opinion in pediatrics     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1040-8703     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr. Opin. Pediatr.     Publication Date:  1995 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-02-13     Completed Date:  1996-02-13     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9000850     Medline TA:  Curr Opin Pediatr     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  595-600     Citation Subset:  IM    
Medical College of Georgia, Section of Pediatric Cardiology, Augusta 30912, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Arrhythmias, Cardiac / physiopathology
Athletic Injuries / etiology,  prevention & control
Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic / physiopathology
Coronary Disease / physiopathology
Death, Sudden, Cardiac / etiology,  prevention & control
Exercise / physiology
Heart Defects, Congenital / physiopathology
Heart Diseases / complications,  physiopathology*
Heart Valve Prosthesis
Hypertension / physiopathology
Mitral Valve Prolapse / physiopathology
Myocarditis / physiopathology
Pacemaker, Artificial

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