|Physical Activity Recommendations
For Adolescents with Repaired Tetralogy
Of Fallot: Review of the Literature
And Guidelines for Practitioners
Rachel Caplan, Patricia Jackson Allen
Evidence suggests adolescents living with tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) have not
been provided clear, understandable information regarding their congenital heart
defect (CHD) and its implications on their ability to participate in physical activities.
The majority of adolescents with corrected TOF can safely participate in all
forms of physical activity, and individualized guidelines are available. This article
will describe TOF, identify the educational needs regarding physical activity of the
adolescent living with corrected TOF, review the evidence-based physical activity
recommendations, and provide clinical implications for advanced practice
nurses and other primary care practitioners.