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When you have
heart failure, it's very important to exercise
regularly. If you are not already active, your doctor may want you to
start an exercise program.
what's safe for you depends on how bad your
heart failure is. But even if you can only do a small amount of
exercise, it's better than not doing any exercise at
If you are in a cardiac rehab program, it will be designed just for you, based on your health and your goals. You will be supervised by doctors and other specialists. You will learn how to get started on an exercise program and how to exercise safely. You will also get support to help you succeed.
If you are not in cardiac rehab, talk with your doctor before you start exercising. To get started:
Current as of:
March 28, 2014
Rakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology & Stephen Fort, MD, MRCP, FRCPC - Interventional Cardiology
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