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Cardiac Rehabilitation Reduces Risk of Death Years After Heart Surgery, still Underutilized

July 19, 2023

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5-15 mins
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Presented by Health Lab

Millions of Americans who have heart surgery or experience cardiovascular complications, like heart attack or heart failure, may be encouraged to participate in cardiac rehabilitation. Recent studies from the University of Michigan suggest that cardiac rehabilitation may be the key to living longer after heart surgery. Michael P. Thompson, Ph.D., assistant professor of cardiac surgery at the University of Michigan Medical School explains how to improve outcomes and quality of life for different patients undergoing heart surgery.

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