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Taking Aspirin, Caverdilol. Had stents placed. Can I climb for exercising?

i had 2 stens put in in 2011 and i am on aspirin ,caverdilol,losartan with hydrochlorytiazide 100/25, omega 3 sometimes omilodipino 10mg i over my weight about 70 pounds and i have a nice stairs at home. my question is :can i climb for exercising ? i live on the second floor of my house but only go up i time a day and down 1 time a day. can i do it more then that as an exercise?
Asked On : Sat, 23 Feb 2013
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Hi there! welcome to H.CM.Forum!

Yes, you can exercise even after a stent insertion. In fact, you should. The level of exercise you should do, depends on the condition you and your heart are. Initially, you can try a light walk for a minimum period of time, which does not cause you any discomfort. then, as your condition permits, increase the level and the time of exercise.

Swimming and cycling are also great options, but again do consult with your cardiologist. Yes, you can take the stairs in your home, depending on your tolerance level.

It took many years for the arteries of the heart to narrow down, causing a stent to be inserted. It will take time for the arteries to heal and recover. But also do remember, any form of exercise, can help in a faster recovery.

Good luck!
Answered: Sat, 14 Sep 2013
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