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What precautions are taken before and after exercise during a cardiac rehabilitation program?

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Dr. Kevin Lingle
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Constant monitoring

It depends on what stage of rehab one is in, but at the beginning (stage 1) an individual is exercising under constant supervision with telemetry and frequent vital signs.
As one progresses, the exercise intensity increases and frequency of vitals decrwase.

In brief: Constant monitoring

It depends on what stage of rehab one is in, but at the beginning (stage 1) an individual is exercising under constant supervision with telemetry and frequent vital signs.
As one progresses, the exercise intensity increases and frequency of vitals decrwase.
Dr. Kevin Lingle
Dr. Kevin Lingle
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Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics

In brief: Cardiac safety

Exercise w/ someone trained to guide & motivate you w/o overdoing & who can help you if you're in trouble.
Make sure your md approves. Before, be well hydrated & eat 2 or more hours before so your heart & gut aren't competing for blood supply. After, hydrate, stretch & wait about an hour to eat. Do not exercise without taking your prescribed meds unless your doctor tells you otherwise.

In brief: Cardiac safety

Exercise w/ someone trained to guide & motivate you w/o overdoing & who can help you if you're in trouble.
Make sure your md approves. Before, be well hydrated & eat 2 or more hours before so your heart & gut aren't competing for blood supply. After, hydrate, stretch & wait about an hour to eat. Do not exercise without taking your prescribed meds unless your doctor tells you otherwise.
Dr. Cory Annis
Dr. Cory Annis
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