Should people recovering from heart failure be given an exercise program as part of their rehabilitation?

It was once thought patients with heart problems should sit around and avoid any activity that placed any stress on the heart, that recommendation is no longer valid.

As data starts to mount, the latest meta-analysis is showing patients who undertake a monitored exercise program recover quicker and perform better in related tasks than their non-exercised counterparts.

The takeaway message? – Exercise has a role to play in heart failure recovery just as it does in most other organ recovery strategies.

This from ScienceDaily:

Source: Exercise associated with longer life in patients with heart failure: All patients benefited regardless of heart failure severity, age and gender — ScienceDaily