Pediatric Exercise With Congenital Heart Defects (Kinderturnen Mit Angeborenem Herzfehler)
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00436098
Verified August 2008 by Deutsches Herzzentrum Muenchen. Recruitment status was: Recruiting
: February 16, 2007
Last Update Posted
: August 27, 2008
Deutsches Herzzentrum Muenchen
Lehrstuhl für Präventive und Rehabilitative Sportmedizin der TU Muenchen
Kuratorium für Prävention und Rehabilitation an der TU Muenchen
Children with congenital heart defects have shown to develop motor coordinative deficiencies. In this study we want to show that a motor pedagogic physical training can improve the coordinative capabilities of children aged 4-6 years.
Condition or disease
Heart Defects, Congenital
Behavioral: Motorpedagogic exercise
The study will be performed with a randomized crossover design. After the first assessment of coordinative capabilities children were randomized into two groups. One starts with exercised training for three months. After midterm assessment of the capabilities they will pause for another 3 months and reassessed. The second group will start without training for the first three months. After midterm assessment they will train for three months and have their final assessment.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
4 Years to 7 Years (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
without significant residuals hemodynamically not significant
without significant residuals after repair
age 4-6 incl.
gradient at coarctation site > 20 mmHg
gradient RVOT, PV, LVOT, or AoV > 30 mmHg
right-left shunt (rest or exercise)
left-right shunt with dilatation or failure of ana cardiac chamber
heart failure, necessitating therapy
(suspected) myocarditis or cardiomyopathy
ion channel defects, other arrhythmic diseases
repair by atrial switch
other medical problems curtailing exercise capacity