Exercise following heart attacks can help patients recover faster and keep healthy for many years to come. Still, most patients who have survived a heart attack don’t follow through with exercise regimens designed to improve their heart health.
Doctors at UT Southwestern Medical Center say avoiding exercise programs endanger patients and increase the odds of future heart disease and even death.
“It has been shown that such programs reduce death by up to 25 percent in such patients,” said Dr. Amit Khera, a cardiologist at UT Southwestern. “In addition, cardiac rehabilitation programs improve physical functioning, patient confidence and well being.”
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