Lifestyle modification for the prevention of morbidity and mortality in adult congenital heart disease

Rosenthal, Todd M., Leung, Steven T, Ahmad, Raza, Young, Thomas, Lavie, Carl J., Moodie, Douglas S. and Shah, Sangeeta (2016) Lifestyle modification for the prevention of morbidity and mortality in adult congenital heart disease. Congenital Heart Disease, 11 2: 189-198. doi:10.1111/chd.12341


Author Rosenthal, Todd M.
Leung, Steven T
Ahmad, Raza
Young, Thomas
Lavie, Carl J.
Moodie, Douglas S.
Shah, Sangeeta
Title Lifestyle modification for the prevention of morbidity and mortality in adult congenital heart disease
Journal name Congenital Heart Disease   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1747-0803
1747-079X
Publication date 2016-03
Year available 2016
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/chd.12341
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 11
Issue 2
Start page 189
End page 198
Total pages 10
Place of publication Hoboken, NJ, United States
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Collection year 2017
Language eng
Abstract Patients with adult congenital heart disease are now living longer due to the advancements in medicine. As such, these patients are now experiencing morbidities that are commonly seen in the general population such as myocardial infarction, heart failure, and arrhythmias. Often times these problems can be attributed to the underlying adult congenital heart disease; however, a patient making poor lifestyle choices only compounds their risk for these life-threatening comorbidities. The aim of this article is to propose recommendations for health care providers to follow with this specific patient population. These recommendations encompass the importance of proper caloric intake, methods of weight loss (including behavioral therapy, drugs, and surgeries), practical recommendations for physical activity, and the implications of substance abuse. Being proactive and addressing important lifestyle choices in this population can reduce comorbidities and, therefore, medical cost.
Keyword Congenital Heart Disease
Exercise
Obesity
Q-Index Code C1
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Institutional Status UQ

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