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Had aortic valve replacement. On cardio rehabilitation. Is it safe to push HR above recommendation?

I am 56 years old and had aortic valve replacement 5 weeks ago. Before the aortic valve problems I was very active physically. I am feeling very well post AVR and walking 2 hours a day total. I started cardio rehab but I have the impression that it is too easy for me and that I might not be getting much benefit. Is it safe to push my HR above the recommended 30 beats above the resting HR?
Asked On : Sat, 16 Feb 2013
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Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

It may not be safe, at this time.
There are a few reasons – as an example, the output may be limited by the dimensions of the valve.

They usually do TMT (treadmill exercise EKG and/or stress ECHO) under supervision during subsequent appointments and advice accordingly. Later on, you may be able to do more exercise

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck

Answered: Sun, 17 Feb 2013
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