A guide for parents

A guide for parents

Here at Heart Research UK, we have been working with teams of medical professionals, academics and patient groups over the past few years to create our 'Physical Activity Toolkit'. This Toolkit contains information on why being active is especially important for people with a heart condition, signs and symptoms to look out for, questions you should be asking your child's cardiologist and much more.

We've split the Toolkit into sections to make it as specific to you as possible. Here, you can access our resources specifically created for parents/guardians of a child with a congenital heart condition. Keep an eye out on our 'News' page for our Heart Camps - free of charge residential activity days for the whole family, with cardiac specialists from your local hospital in attendance. 

We would love to hear from you, so please fill out our feedback form and follow us on twitter - @CHDToolkit

This physical activity toolkit has been written by Lucy Gowing BSc MSc and Richard Horn BSc MSc, HRUK Associate Research Fellows at the Children's Health & Exercise Research Centre, University of Exeter, with a grant from Heart Research UK.

The scientific information was validated by Dr Graham Stuart MBChB, MSc, FRCP FRCPCH, Consultant Cardiologist Bristol Congenital Heart Unit and Professor Craig Williams BEd(Hons) MSc PhD, Director of the Children's Health & Exercise Research Centre, University of Exeter.

Last Updated: September 7, 2016