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Will I Have Improved Health After TMR?
After TMR, some patients feel immediate relief from angina symptoms, while others feel improvement over time. Some patients do not have improved symptoms after TMR, but may have improved activity tolerance. After TMR, you may still be required to take medications to help your heart and improve blood flow to the heart. You will need to meet with a cardiologist for frequent follow-up visits so your progress after TMR can be evaluated.
How Active Can I be After TMR?
Your doctor will discuss specific activity guidelines that are appropriate for you after your procedure. A supervised cardiac rehabilitation program is recommended to help guide your recovery and help you progress your activity level.
Reviewed by the doctors at The Cleveland Clinic Heart Center.
Edited by Charlotte E. Grayson, MD, June 2004, WebMD.
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