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Can you suggest some heart exercises that I can do after open heart surgery?
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Dr. Eric Toloza
Surgery - Thoracic
In brief: Walking
The easiest and safest exercise is walking, but consult with your cardiologist before starting an exercise program and periodically afterwards.

In brief: Walking
The easiest and safest exercise is walking, but consult with your cardiologist before starting an exercise program and periodically afterwards.
Dr. Eric Toloza
Dr. Eric Toloza
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Dr. Francis Uricchio
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Aerobic
Aerobic exercises (such as walking) are preferred as opposed to resistance exercises (such as weightlifting).
Exercise does not improve the strength of the heart but improves the efficiency of the rest of the body so less demand is placed on the heart. In most cases, cardiac rehabilitation is available either as an inpatient or outpatient after heart surgery.

In brief: Aerobic
Aerobic exercises (such as walking) are preferred as opposed to resistance exercises (such as weightlifting).
Exercise does not improve the strength of the heart but improves the efficiency of the rest of the body so less demand is placed on the heart. In most cases, cardiac rehabilitation is available either as an inpatient or outpatient after heart surgery.
Dr. Francis Uricchio
Dr. Francis Uricchio
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