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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 7/7/2020

Updated by: Thomas S. Metkus, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.