Welcome to the group! I'm psyched to have your experience and expertise on the board. There's a couple of us nurses here, but otherwise no other medical or fitness professionals? Feel free to scan the posts and give input, or ask us about our experiences...
I'm a newbie to your team. I have not had open heart surgery but I can relate in two ways. My father has had heart issues, genetically, his whole life and has done everything right...exercise, physical labor as a builder, and has tried EVERYTHING from being vegetarian to high fiber/low cholesterol etc. and still had to have a by-pass surgery two years ago.
I'm also a Registered Dietitian with a Masters in Health Education and teach Cardiac Rehab nutrition classes after growing up watching my father do it all right, some times you still can't fight your genes. I'm here to help and answer any questions I can. I have a passion to help others help themselves, so please let me know if you have any diet or fitness questions and I'll do my best to answer your questions.
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