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Expat Health Insurance News: Exercise after heart attack 'beneficial'

Expat health insurance customers who have suffered from a heart attack might want to tackle the issue of exercise with their doctor.

According to an American review of earlier studies, heart attack patients can sometimes benefit from undertaking physical activity as soon as a week after the incident.

However, Ellen Mason, senior cardiac nurse at the British Heart Foundation, noted that it is very important for patients to discuss the matter with their doctor before embarking on an exercise regime after heart problems.

International health insurance customers can take advantage of their access to well-trained doctors to ensure that they are doing the best thing for their hearts.

Ms Mason added: "Newer treatments mean heart patients often suffer less damage during heart attacks than they used to, and so they may benefit from starting formal exercise programmes known as cardiac rehabilitation sooner.

"But we'd need experts in cardiac rehab in the UK to ensure this is implemented safely."

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