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Being active after a heart attack

Being active after a heart attack


A prescription for physical activity is important after a heart attack. It is important to follow the guidelines for physical activity from your clinical team. Start slowly, and increase the amount of time you exercise gradually.

Review Date 8/16/2022

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 C. Dugdale, MD, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.