Would you take an exam without studying? Would you run a marathon without training? If not, why would you show up for surgery without physical preparation for a life-changing event? Few patients capitalize on the opportunity to improve the odds of a successful surgery and a speedy recovery. Recently, an explosion of medical research suggests cardiovascular training before surgery, or “prehab,”can make this happen. As operating room …
Post Author: Nirav Kamdar, MD and Matthew Meyer, MD
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