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Should people with restrictive cardiomyopathy exercise?

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Your doctor will let you know if it’s a good idea for you to exercise. While being active is generally good for the heart, people with restrictive cardiomyopathy can get very tired and short of breath, even after just a little activity.

If you do exercise, experts suggest you:

Heavy weightlifting is not recommended.

  • Take frequent breaks.
  • Exercise at a time of day when you have the most energy.
  • Start slow, gradually building up strength and endurance.

SOURCE: 

Cardiomyopathy Association.

Reviewed by James Beckerman on March 02, 2019

SOURCE: 

Cardiomyopathy Association.

Reviewed by James Beckerman on March 02, 2019

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