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Health Tip: Parenting a Child With a Heart Defect

Health Tip: Parenting a Child With a Heart Defect

11/22/11

(HealthDay News) -- Children born with a heart defect can live long and healthy lives.

The U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute offers these recommendations for parents of children born with a heart defect:

  • Talk to your doctor about a feeding schedule and calorie-appropriate meal plan for your child.
  • Encourage your child to get plenty of physical activity, and speak with the doctor about any exercises your child should avoid.
  • Address any emotional issues that bother your child.
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Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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