Patient Creates Cardiac Rehab Tour de France

Patient Creates Cardiac Rehab Tour de France

Recovering from triple bypass surgery is no picnic, and a cardiac rehabilitation program is often recommended to help patients regain their strength and endurance through exercise, education and encouragement.

Although recovery is not fun, Michael Perez, who turned 81 in April, decided to make lemonade out of lemons. “Cardiac rehab is a necessary thing to do,” he says. “I was weak and leery in the beginning, but I reached the point where I felt so lucky and I realized everyone else was going through the same thing, so why not have fun doing it?”

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