Exercise is safe and beneficial in your cardiac rehabilitation program. Exercise helps you return to your normal life. But there is a small risk of complications. When you exercise, be sure that you are aware of signs and symptoms that mean that you should stop exercising and contact your doctor.
If any of the following symptoms last for more than a few minutes before, during, or after your exercise session, stop exercising and seek medical help.
Your ability to identify how your body is responding to exercise and what physical conditions are normal is necessary for your rehabilitation. It is important that you monitor specific physical information to be aware not only of your improvement but also of possible complications. If you have any other physical or medical concerns such as the flu, backache, or knee pain, it is best that you put off exercising until the problem passes. You should seek medical advice if it does not.
Last Revised: October 5, 2010
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