Understanding Your Heart Health 8-10 years
It is important for you to start to understand your heart diagnosis and what this means for you. The Cardiology team will begin to ask you questions, instead of your parents, about how you are feeling, and if you have noticed any changes. We will help you to understand your heart and about the medicines you take and why. We will also help you learn how to keep your heart and body healthy.
Begin to learn how the heart works
Explain how your heart is different
Name your medicines and why you need to take them (simple explanation)
Begin to learn the tests that are done and why
Begin to learn heart healthy eating and nutrition and why this is important
Begin to learn how exercise is important and what activities and sports may
not be good for you
Learn how important brushing and flossing your teeth is and visiting the
dentist to keep your teeth healthy and how this keeps your heart healthy
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Last Updated: 07/03/2013
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