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Being active after a heart attack

Being active after a heart attack


Walking is the best activity when you start exercising after a heart attack. Start slowly, and increase the amount of time you exercise gradually.

Review Date 8/12/2014

Updated by: Michael A. Chen, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington Medical School, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.