I have; in my case, though, it was completely benign by both the client’s and the physician’s account and I did not need to take any precautions. I understand that this is often the case.
That does not mean it will the same for you. I am sure you have already asked for a physician’s signature. The physician’s approval form that I use has room for the physician to write restrictions and/or any other notes to me as the trainer. Just go by what the physician recommends.
Hello, I’m an ACE certified personal trainer and I was also born with a heart murmur. It’s important to remember the murmur is not a condition in itself but a symptom of something going on in the heart. My cardiologist has placed no restrictions on exercise for me at this time, but it is important to check back with him every now and then. I would recommend talking to the client’s primary care physician or if possible their cardiologist. If nothing else this will give you more peace of mind when you talk to them about what specific activities you have in mind for the client.
Hi Maritza. The answer is ‘yes’ I have, and in my opinion the key is to work with or through your client’s physician. Like most conditions, heart murmurs come in different shades, and can affect their owners in different ways. ALWAYS work with your client’s physician to help keep them safe.