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Exercises after putting stents in the heart - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   what exercises can i do after getting a stent put in ?
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   Dr here
Doctor :   may i know your age ?
Doctor :   and how long has it been after placement of the stent
User :   hello...lots of snow here in XXXX to shovel ! i'm 57
User :   april 7, 2010
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   So are u having any symptoms of angina ?
User :   i asked to go for cardiac rehab and my dr said it wasn't nessary
Doctor :   Have u ever had any MI or heart attacks ?
Doctor :   Do u know what your ejection fraction
User :   i had the heart atck on april 7 and had the stent put in
User : it on the stent card they gave me ?
Doctor :   i mean do u have any echocardiogram done ?
User :   sure...many times....
Doctor :   so if u have the report, it will mention the ejection fraction of the heart
User :   i would like to start exercising so when it's time to shovel it's not a SHOCK to my heart. no i don't have a copy of the echo.
Doctor :   ok,
Doctor :   may i know ur weight, height
User :   5'10"...was 211 at time of H.A...went down to 195, now 199...
User :   and eating MORE HEALTHY
Doctor :   here is a link where you can get some info about the excercises that you can do
Doctor :   these are safe excercises which any one can do without any side effects
User :   thanks
Doctor :   In addition, i would like to mention that ur BMI is 28.6
Doctor :   you are overweight
User :   ha..ha...yeah...
Doctor :   You need to try to reduce your weight by at least 30 pounds
User :   o.k....thanks again....
User :   what do you think at shoveling IN MODERATION ?
Doctor :   this will give you a good BMI and ability to have total overall fitness
User :   snow shoveling
Doctor :   you need to take it slow
Doctor :   i understand
User :   if slow, then o.k. ?
Doctor :   the winter is too bad now, with the snow storms and all
Doctor :   yes
User :   thanks...i will....
Doctor :   relax and do it without straining yourself
User :   gotcha...
Doctor :   wear proper warm cloths and avoid getting too cold
User :   o.k...have a nice day
Doctor :   You too
Doctor :   take care
User :   thanks again
Doctor :   i hope i have answered ur questions
User : did
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me here
User :   bye
Doctor :   have a great day
Doctor :   bye for noe
Doctor :   now
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