Studies suggest that those with congenital heart diseases may immensely benefit from exercises and outdoor activities, irrespective of their age and gender.
The physical activities in a social environment help eliminate their clustered self-esteem, reduces their fear of socializing and elevates their overall health status.
In plain sight there seems to be obvious mixed public opinions in this regard. However, child experts and Paediatric specialists together in one voice suggest introducing and gradually familiarizing exercise routines into the lives of children with heart diseases.
To answer the plethora of queries in this context, The Paediatric Cardiac Society of India have curated a set of clear, well-defined guidelines. The final suggestions are a result of multiple deliberations by experts in the field of paediatry and heart specialists.
The article ‘Guidelines for physical activity in children with heart diseases’ is the combined answer to all the questions by paediatric specialists in the framework of ‘CHD and physical activity’.
Featured in the distinguished ‘Annals of Paediatric Cardiology’, the article has been authored by renowned members of The Paediatric Society:
Dr Sunita Maheshwari, Sr Paediatric Cardiologist, RxDx Healthcare
Chief Dreamer and Loop Closer, Telerad Group
Dr Sejal Shah, Senior Paediatric Cardiologist, RxDx Healthcare