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How does a cardiac rehab program help me recover from a heart attack?

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A cardiac rehab program is a safe way to become more active. If you don't have a program, be sure to talk with your doctor about what level of exercise is safe for you and how to get more activity into your daily routine. You may need to take a stress test to see what level of exercise is safe to start with.

From: What You Should Do After a Heart Attack WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

UpToDate: "Patient Information: Heart Attack Recovery."

American Heart Association: "Heart Attack Recovery FAQs."

FamilyDoctor.org: "Heart Attack: Tips for Recovering and Staying Well."

WomenHeart.org: "Recovering From a Heart Attack."

Texas Heart Institute: "Recovering From a Heart Attack."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on September 5, 2018

SOURCES:

UpToDate: "Patient Information: Heart Attack Recovery."

American Heart Association: "Heart Attack Recovery FAQs."

FamilyDoctor.org: "Heart Attack: Tips for Recovering and Staying Well."

WomenHeart.org: "Recovering From a Heart Attack."

Texas Heart Institute: "Recovering From a Heart Attack."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on September 5, 2018

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