Effects of aerobic exercise training in children after the Fontan operation

Am J Cardiol. 2005 Jan 1;95(1):150-2. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2004.08.085.


It was demonstrated that patients who have undergone the Fontan operation can safely undertake exercise training and that this results in an improvement in aerobic capacity. These findings suggest that aerobic training could be useful in the long-term management of these patients to optimize their cardiovascular fitness for more active lives.

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Exercise Therapy*
  • Female
  • Fontan Procedure / rehabilitation*
  • Humans
  • Male