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Cochrane corner: Physical activity interventions for people with congenital heart disease

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  • Contributors Abridged version: CAWa wrote the first draft and created the summary figure. Full review: CAWi and CAWa independently completed title and abstract screening, full text review, risk of bias assessments, data extraction and Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development, and Evaluation. CAWi cowrote the manuscript. CAWa performed statistical analyses, produced the summary of findings table and cowrote the manuscript. GP and GS gave specialist clinical insight into the literature and population with congenital heart disease. RT designed and carried out the statistical analyses and arbitrated any discrepancies. LL was the lead author overseeing the project and arbitrated any discrepancies. All authors contributed to the peer review and agreed on the final version of the manuscript.

  • Funding CAWa was funded by an industrial PhD studentship from the University of Exeter and Canon Medical Systems UK Ltd. GP is lead researcher in a contractual research partnership between the University of Bristol and Canon Medical Systems UK Ltd investigating cardiac function during exercise in children. The authors had full control of the design of the study, methods used, outcome parameters, analysis of the data and production of any manuscripts.

  • Disclaimer This review is an abridged version of a Cochrane Review previously published in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2020, Issue 10, DOI: (see for information). Cochrane Reviews are regularly updated as new evidence emerges and in response to feedback, and Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews should be consulted for the most recent version of the review.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient and public involvement Patients and/or the public were not involved in the design, conduct, reporting or dissemination plans of this research.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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