Rehabilitación cardiaca en pediatría: ¿qué dice la evidencia?

Translated title of the contribution: Cardiac rehabilitation in pediatrics: What does evidence say?

Olga Cecilia Vargas-Pinilla, José Alfonso Mantilla

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Abstract

Introduction: In the past four decades, health organizations have acknowledged cardiac rehabilitation as an essential element in the recovery process of patients with cardiovascular disease. Objective: To analyze the evidence on the implementation of a cardiac rehabilitation program based on exercise in pediatric patients with congenital heart defects. Materials and methods: Available evidence of cardiac rehabilitation programs based on physical exercise in pediatric patients with congenital alterations was analyzed. The MeSH terms “Rehabilitation”, “Exercise”, “Resistance Training” and “Pediatrics” were used for the search in the Ebsco, Pedro, Hinari, Elsevier, Science Direct, Springer and Medline databases. Results: The implementation of a cardiac rehabilitation program in the pediatric population has a significant impact on the quality of life of these patients, although establishing parameters such as evaluation, rehabilitation protocol, physical exercise prescription and assessment of quality of life is still necessary. Conclusions: Creating a standardized and ratified cardiac rehabilitation protocol for the pediatric population with congenital heart disease based on physical exercise is necessary.

Translated title of the contributionCardiac rehabilitation in pediatrics: What does evidence say?
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)121-127
Number of pages7
JournalRevista Facultad de Medicina
Volume65
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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