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After your heart valve repair or heart valve replacement surgery and recovery, you may be considering changes you can make to protect and preserve your health. Avoid drastic changes or new commitments that will be hard to live up to; instead, start small and gradually build on your successes.
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Once you have completed cardiac rehabilitation or physical therapy, creating your own exercise plan or fitness routine can help you rebuild your strength and endurance.
Find Out More About Creating an Exercise Plan
Changing your diet, getting plenty of rest and scheduling regular follow-up doctor visits are all important lifestyle changes to improve and maintain your good health.
Learn About Healthy Lifestyle Changes
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