Women: Cardiac rehab key to recovery

So why don't more take advantage of it after a heart attack?

Cardiac rehabilitation is recommended for both men and women after a heart attack or coronary artery bypass surgery, Through a structured, multi-week program that promotes supervised exercise, proper medication use, and a healthy lifestyle, the cardiovascular system recovers and stamina returns. People feel better, are able to do more, and are less likely to become bedridden or to die from heart disease.

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