Sport and physical activity

Paolo Zeppilli, Serena Bria

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Abstract

A regular sport activity involves physical and psychological benefits helping to improve the quality of life at any age. This aspect is even more important in the developing age, when the sport takes on a role of training and education. In this context, instances directed to allow adolescent and young adults with heart disease to practice sports seem justified, and they're becoming more pressing since when the diagnostic and therapeutic advances, especially in cardiac surgery and in interventional hemodynamics, allow an increasing number of patients, previously allocated to physical inactivity, to lead an active lifestyle. However, we have to keep in mind that congenital heart disease population is varied, not only by the nature of the malformation, but also because in the same cardiopathy you can find subjects in "natural history" or after surgery and, between them, subjects treated with several techniques and different outcomes. This justifies the need for a close collaboration between sports doctors, cardiologists and heart surgeons, particularly in the management of the most difficult and delicate problems
Titolo tradotto del contributo[Autom. eng. transl.] Sport and physical activity
Lingua originaleItalian
pagine (da-a)280-283
Numero di pagine4
RivistaPediatria Medica e Chirurgica
Volume32
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2010

Keywords

  • athlete
  • exercise

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