Activity intensity during free-living activities in children and adolescents with inherited arrhythmia syndromes: assessment by combined accelerometer and heart rate monitor.

@article{Gow2013ActivityID,
  title={Activity intensity during free-living activities in children and adolescents with inherited arrhythmia syndromes: assessment by combined accelerometer and heart rate monitor.},
  author={Robert M. Gow and Michael Marc Borghese and Christina R Honeywell and Rachel Christine Colley},
  journal={Circulation. Arrhythmia and electrophysiology},
  year={2013},
  volume={6 5},
  pages={939-45}
}
BACKGROUND International guidelines recommend restriction of activities for many children and adolescents with inherited arrhythmia syndromes to moderate activity (<7 metabolic equivalents [METs]). We hypothesized that moderate levels of intensity would be exceeded during free-living daily activity in these individuals when assessed objectively by combined heart rate and accelerometry monitor (Actiheart). METHODS AND RESULTS Participants wore the Actiheart for ≤7 days on 2 occasions after a… CONTINUE READING