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Exercising Before Cardiac or Vascular Surgery a Plus!

The benefits of exercise for cardiovascular health are well established by the available evidence. A systematic review in the Journal of Surgical Research analyzed the available data on the effects of exercise prior to surgery (prehabilitation) on outcomes in people undergoing vascular or cardiac procedures. Researchers reviewed nine studies.

The findings showed an association between prehabilitation and a shorter length of stay, reduced postoperative complications, improved physical function, and improvements in self-reported health-related quality of life. More research is needed to analyze these effects on a more diverse group of patients, but these findings suggest exercising before cardiovascular or vascular procedures can be beneficial.

 

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