Exercise after MI is the key to staying alive
Ramping up the exercise routine straight after myocardial infarction reduces the risk of death, according to a study that followed more than 22,000 patients.
Those who were more physically active immediately after a heart attack halved their risk of death within four years.
While it is well established that fit people are less likely to have a heart attack and more likely to live longer, the impact of exercise post-MI has been unknown.
Compared with patients who were always inactive, the risk of death was 37%, 51%, and 59% lower in