Understanding Your Heart Health 11-14 years
The Cardiology Team will continue to help you understand your cardiac diagnosis and your medicines. We will continue to help you learn how to keep your heart and body healthy. At your clinic visit try to answer all of the questions asked. This will help you take charge of your own health as you get older.
Continue to learn how the heart works
Continue to learn how your heart is different and what this means
Name your medicines and reasons for taking them
Start to take your medicines on your own with your parent’s supervision
Make heart healthy choices in your diet
Begin to learn how your body feels and what to do if something feels
Begin to answer questions at your clinic visits
Know any activity/exercise restrictions and why this is important
Continue to practice regular teeth brushing and flossing
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Last Updated: 07/03/2013
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