The effects of a low-intensity exercise program on the fitness level of a 22 year-old female with congenital univentricular heart repair
Date of Award
College of Science
Type of Degree
William P. Marley
This case study examined the effects of exercise on a 22 year-old female with a repaired univentricular heart through early, modified Fontan technique. Improvements in oxygen consumption, blood pressure, heart rate and body composition were observed after a 12-week supervised fitness program. This program considers reversing hypoactivity and the subsequent deconditioning and obesity associated with this patient.
Congenital heart disease – Exercise therapy.
Elkins, Alice A., "The effects of a low-intensity exercise program on the fitness level of a 22 year-old female with congenital univentricular heart repair" (2001). Theses, Dissertations and Capstones. 1607.
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