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Sports and Boys with Critical Congenital Heart Defects

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Heart to Heart with Anna

Heart to Heart with Anna


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Boys born with critical congenital heart defects are frequently not able to participate in sports like their heart-healthy peers. Because of the multiple surgeries needed, the frequent need for pacemakers or the concern about arrhythmias and the other complications that can accompany critical congenital heart defects, survivors of these defects frequently have to avoid contact sports or sports that are intensely aerobic in nature. How does this affect sons' relationships with their fathers? How can they still enjoy sports together despite medical restrictions? This show will feature the father of a young son as well as a father/son pair who have experience with topic.