Heart Smart Guide for Young Patients With Cardiac Devices

@article{Cutitta2015HeartSG,
  title={Heart Smart Guide for Young Patients With Cardiac Devices},
  author={Katherine E Cutitta and Rebecca Ladd and Jessica M. Buzenski and David L. Fairbrother and S. Sears},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2015},
  volume={131},
  pages={e330–e334}
}
Learning that you have a heart condition can be scary and confusing. The purpose of this patient page is to answer questions you may have about how to confidently manage your condition and your new device. Strategies to help you stay healthy, deal with stress, and return to school and other activities can help you feel more confident. Learning about what to do in different social situations can help you prepare to talk to friends and other people in your life about your device. If you do not… Expand

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