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Should I limit my physical activity?

Most people with a congenital heart defect can be fully active. They do not need restrictions. You are encouraged to participate in physical activities that help keep your heart fit and that you can enjoy for a lifetime. Such healthful activities include swimming, bicycling, tennis, and low-impact aerobics. In a few specific heart conditions, your cardiologist may advise you against some intense physical activities such as competitive or contact sports.

Visit our Physical Health section for more information.

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