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Is exercising safe while on coronary stents?

Hi, I had 2 stunts in LAD 1 year ago. I am on Plavix and asprin . I run 5 KM everyday and even 10 KM in 1 hour some time. I have to stop Plavix next month. What do u recommend for exercising. I am not diabetic and my blood pressure is well controlled 110/70 most of the time.
Thu, 29 Nov 2018
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Hello,

While a moderate amount of exercise is good for the cardiac function I wouldn't advise you to indulge in any kind of strenuous activity as it will put a lot of pressure on the heart which is not good considering you have CAD.

Brisk walking for 5 km daily is alright but you should discuss this with your cardiologist as he will be in a better position to guide you. I hope that answers your question.

If you have any further questions please feel free to write.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Nazma.amman, General & Family Physician
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Is exercising safe while on coronary stents?

Hello, While a moderate amount of exercise is good for the cardiac function I wouldn t advise you to indulge in any kind of strenuous activity as it will put a lot of pressure on the heart which is not good considering you have CAD. Brisk walking for 5 km daily is alright but you should discuss this with your cardiologist as he will be in a better position to guide you. I hope that answers your question. If you have any further questions please feel free to write. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Take care Regards, Dr Nazma.amman, General & Family Physician