Harvard Heart Letter

Ask the doctor: Can medications make the heart stronger, like exercise does?

When a friend of mine had a stress test, his doctor gave him a medication to make his heart work harder, instead of having him run on a treadmill. Does that mean medications could replace exercise to strengthen the heart?

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