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A guide for teenagers

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 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 teens with a congenital heart condition. Specialist adult physiotherapist Louisa Nielsen, along with the ACHD team at Southampton Hospital, have helped us make sure we're giving you up to date and useful information on a variety of topics that they encounter everyday. 

We would love to hear from you, so please fill out our feedback form or 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