Harvard Heart Letter

Don't delay cardiac rehab: Early enrollment gets better results

Starting cardiac rehabilitation within 15 days of heart surgery, heart attack, or another cardiac event leads to greater improvements (especially with weight loss and improved ability to exercise) than starting rehab more than 30 days after the event. 
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