Stack the Cardiac Cards In Your Favor with Exercise
If youve already had a heart attack or undergone bypass surgery, its a fair bet youd rather not repeat the experience. The right exercise program can help you reduce your chances of a second cardiac event.
"Only about 20-30 percent of patients eligible for a cardiac rehab program ever follow up with one," says Gordon Blackburn, Ph.D., program director of the Preventive Cardiology and Rehabilitation Program at Cleveland Clinic. But if youve had bypass surgery or a heart attack and you dont exercise regularly, you are stacking the deck against yourself.