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Women More Likely to Skip Cardiac Rehab

Thursday, August 24, 2017   (1 Comments)
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August 24, 2017   Only one in three heart attack survivors in the United States goes for outpatient cardiac rehabilitation, government health officials report. Despite guidelines that recommend rehab for reducing the risk of future heart attacks, it's greatly underused, according to statistics released Thursday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Women are among the groups that are more likely to skip rehab.

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nan owens says...
Posted Sunday, October 1, 2017
After two heart attacks, each time the angioplasty surgeon recommended Rehab. However, my cardiologist refused to write a script for it and tole me, "just walk your dog." Don't know whether I should be doing more workouts, or if there is a limit to what I should do. New cardiologist also won't prescribe Rehab, saying it wouldn't do any good now. So I still don't know the answers to my 2-questions. Perhaps it isn't that women won't do the rehab, but that doctors don't encourage it for women!

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