Training after a Heart Attack
Long time lurker, first time poster. At least I think so.
Just wanted to find out if anyone on the boards has returned to training after a heart attack. I had one a few weeks ago, and I am trying to assess how I get back to training without putting my cardiac health at risk. My prognosis is very good, my heart attack was relatively minor, and the blockage that caused it has been stented up. My cardiologist is sending me to this cardio rehab center for a phsyical assessment and and obviously they'll offer me some guidance as well.
What I'm interested in is finding out if any other martial artists on the forums have had to deal with a similar event, and what helped to get back to training? Did you have to shift focus for a while, or did you get right back into it?
I'm looking forward to a life of activity here, I'm only 41, so I'm not ready to call it quits.
Obviously this might mean having to take up Tai Chi, and to avoid say, BJJ, but I still want to train in practical martial arts. So I'm interested in any experiences others might have had.
Thanks in advance.