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What is recommended preparation for an obese patient undergoing a cardiac rehabilitation program?
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Dr. Steven Ajluni
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Cardiac rehab
A baseline treadmill stress test is useful to provide an exercise prescription.
This helps tell us the boundaries that can be safely set for an exercise workload for a particular patient. This will vary from patient to patient. It is also something that we can measure progress against over time.

In brief: Cardiac rehab
A baseline treadmill stress test is useful to provide an exercise prescription.
This helps tell us the boundaries that can be safely set for an exercise workload for a particular patient. This will vary from patient to patient. It is also something that we can measure progress against over time.
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Dr. Steven Ajluni
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Dr. Tapan Joshi
Pain Management
In brief: None
None.....Just start cardiac rehab.

In brief: None
None.....Just start cardiac rehab.
Dr. Tapan Joshi
Dr. Tapan Joshi
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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Doctor clearance
It would be important to have your doctor certify that it is safe to begin the rehab.
That would mean that there are no acute problems that could result in complications such as uncontrolled high blood pressure, anemia, unstable chest pain, etc. Commonly, some kind of stress test is also done prior to starting the rehab. And the doctor can also recommend how much exercise is safe.

In brief: Doctor clearance
It would be important to have your doctor certify that it is safe to begin the rehab.
That would mean that there are no acute problems that could result in complications such as uncontrolled high blood pressure, anemia, unstable chest pain, etc. Commonly, some kind of stress test is also done prior to starting the rehab. And the doctor can also recommend how much exercise is safe.
Dr. Louis Grenzer
Dr. Louis Grenzer
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