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DALLAS, April 29, 2013 -- A new scientific statement from the American Heart Associations reminds physicians and people with congenital heart disease that regular physical activity is still important and should be promoted.
Congenital heart disease (heart structural problems existing since birth) is estimated to affect more than 859,000 children and 850,000 adults in the United States.
According to the statement:
The statement will be published in Circulation, a journal of the American Heart Association.
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