Tricuspid Atresia
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Exercise Concerns

Moderate levels of activity may be tolerated, but careful exercise testing is important before setting limits and extreme exertion and dehydration should be avoided. The effects of the Fontan operation on the performance of the lungs and on the anatomy of the thorax may also be factors in determining safe levels of exercise. If a patient has been prescribed the anticoagulant warfarin, contact sports should be avoided as they may lead to serious injury.

Anyone with congenital heart disease, repaired or non-repaired, should consult with their cardiologist about physical activity to review the risks.