After heart attack, some exercise helps

Updated: Apr 15, 2011, 14:24 PM IST

After heart attack, some exercise helps

Patients who began their exercise program one week after getting a heart attack were found to have the best heart performance, the journal Trials reports.

For those who waited to start their exercise rehabilitation program, the results showed that "for every week that a patient delayed his or her exercise treatment, he or she had to train for the equivalent of one month longer to get similar benefits", said Clark, according to an Alberta statement.

"Our findings suggest that at least six months of exercise is the most beneficial," he added.