Chapter

Lifestyle issues

Edited by Sara Thorne and Paul Clift

in Adult Congenital Heart Disease

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print March 2009 | ISBN: 9780199228188
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191725920 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199228188.003.0030

Series: Oxford Specialist Handbooks

Lifestyle issues

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Exercise 228

Diving 230

High-altitude travel 232

Flying 232

Insurance 234

Physical activity at an appropriate level has +ve effects both on physical and mental health and should be encouraged in all patients with congenital heart disease.1

Many patients with complex heart disease will limit their own activities because of symptoms, but others need guidance to exercise safely....

Chapter.  1009 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine

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