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Volume 37 - Number 4
July-August 2011

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.