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Common Problems and Solutions for Being Physically Active

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Ask your doctor when you can begin a physical activity program. Your doctor can help you find a program suited to your needs and physical condition by providing advice on appropriate types of activities and ways to progress at a safe and steady pace. Your doctor may refer you to a formal cardiac rehabilitation program to help you learn to be physically active safely. You may also need an exercise stress test before you become active again. Your doctor can tell you what symptoms to watch for...

Ask your doctor when you can begin a physical activity program. Your doctor can help you find a program suited to your needs and physical condition by providing advice on appropriate types of activities and ways to progress at a safe and steady...

Cardiac Rehab Underused; Healthcare Reform Law Should Help Reduce Barriers

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American Heart Association Scientific Advisory

November 14, 2011

Advisory Highlights:Cardiac rehabilitation is vastly underused because of barriers to patients, especially for women, minorities and people with lower socioeconomic statusCardiac rehabilitation could be used more if it is included in the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.People with a history of heart disease should ask their healthcare providers...

Cardiac Rehabilitation Programs Benefit Patients After Mini or Mild Stroke

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September 22, 2011

Study Highlights: Cardiac rehabilitation appears to benefit patients who have had a transient ischemic attack (TIA) or mild, non-disabling stroke by lowering risk factors that put them at risk for subsequent stroke.It is feasible, effective and safe for patients who have had a TIA or mild stroke to participate in traditional cardiac rehabilitation programs.

DALLAS, Sept. 22, 2011 — Cardiac rehabilitation, traditionally used...

Health Tip: Undergoing Cardiac Rehab

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(HealthDay News) -- Cardiac rehabilitation can help strengthen the heart and improve overall health after a heart attack, angioplasty, coronary bypass, heart valve replacement or another heart problem.

The American College of Cardiology says goals of cardiac rehab include:Speeding and improving recovery.Lowering risk factors for heart disease, including diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.Encouraging you to make healthy lifestyle changes.Improving your overall health...

Cardiac Rehab May Help Heart Patients Live Longer

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Program that trains heart to return to normal beat rate after exercise is underutilized, experts say

MONDAY, Sept. 26 (HealthDay News) -- People with heart disease who undergo cardiac rehabilitation can improve their heart's ability to return to a normal rate after exercise, a new study suggests.

Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic noted that patients with normal heart rate recovery live longer than those whose hearts remain revved up for a longer period of time.

"There's no medicine that...