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Are there risks involved with cardiac rehab programs?

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Dr. Martin Bress
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Minimal

Cardiac rehab is conducted under EKG monitoring just like in a hospital.
The majority of patients have undergone angioplasty/stent placement or bypass surgery. Such patients have been "revascularized." prior to being enrolled in rehab, a patient has a stress test to be certain there are no significant signs of ischemia (inadequate blood flow to the heart muscle). Rehab strengthens the heart.

In brief: Minimal

Cardiac rehab is conducted under EKG monitoring just like in a hospital.
The majority of patients have undergone angioplasty/stent placement or bypass surgery. Such patients have been "revascularized." prior to being enrolled in rehab, a patient has a stress test to be certain there are no significant signs of ischemia (inadequate blood flow to the heart muscle). Rehab strengthens the heart.
Dr. Martin Bress
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: No mucho

It's a supervised and graduated program designed for people with heart disease or recent heart surgery.
It's very safe. But, hey, awakening every morning carries risk too!

In brief: No mucho

It's a supervised and graduated program designed for people with heart disease or recent heart surgery.
It's very safe. But, hey, awakening every morning carries risk too!
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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