Features September 2018 Issue

Stay Active After a Heart Attack

After a heart attack, use an active social hobby like dancing to complement a program of aerobic exercise in the form of swimming, walking, running or biking.

Stay Active After a Heart Attack

Daily exercise should be part of your plan to prevent another cardiac event.

“If you were not active before your heart attack, it’s particularly important that you make exercise a priority. If you were active before your heart attack, don’t be afraid to resume the same activities, once you get clearance from your physician,” he says. “The best way to do this is to enroll in a cardiac rehab program. In fact, we recommend cardiac rehab for all patients after a heart attack.”

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