Exercise services offered via telehealth


Exercise is good for the heart, even if you have heart disease. Zaki Lababidi, MD, FACC, FSCAI, Sharolyn McClurg, NP, and the team from At Home Cardiology in Gilbert, Arizona, take a proactive approach to heart health and provide exercise consultations through their telehealth platform. They can talk to you about physical activity and provide exercise recommendations that are beneficial and safe. Call today or use the online booking button to schedule your exercise consultation. Home visits are available.

How does exercise benefit heart health?

Exercise benefits heart health in many ways. First, when you’re physically active, your heart pumps harder to provide your muscles with oxygen-rich blood. Like any muscle, your heart muscle strengthens when it works harder, making it more efficient at pumping blood.

Increasing circulation also improves the delivery of oxygen to all the cells in the body and the removal of waste.

Regular exercise also lowers blood pressure and cholesterol and helps with weight management, improving heart disease risk factors.

Is it safe for a person with heart disease to exercise?

Exercise is safe for people with heart disease and is usually part of the treatment plan. Regular exercise strengthens the heart and improves blood circulation. It also improves heart disease, hypertension, high blood pressure, and diabetes. 

However, you may need to take some precautions with certain high-intensity aerobic activities like running or high-impact aerobics. The At Home Cardiology team specializes in heart disease treatment and can talk to you about the types of exercise that are safe for you.

They may recommend starting with light activities like walking or swimming a few days a week, increasing the intensity and amount of exercise as tolerated. Adults should get at least 30 minutes of aerobic exercise five days a week. 

Stop exercising if you have chest pain or feel short of breath.

When should I consult with a cardiologist about exercise? 

You should consult with At Home Cardiology if you have heart disease and need exercise guidance or you’re at risk of heart disease and want to exercise to improve heart health.

You meet with the cardiologist through telehealth. They ask about your medical history, usual exercise habits, and fitness goals. They may also request diagnostic tests to assess heart health.

The team talks to you about exercise and provides activity suggestions. They also give you tips on how to add more activity to your normal routine. 

At Home Cardiology may also suggest using devices or apps to monitor your heart during exercise. The team can use this data to adjust your exercise program. 

Exercise is an important part of your heart disease treatment plan. For comprehensive and convenient cardiology care, call At Home Cardiology today or book a consultation online.