Cardiac rehab is a comprehensive secondary prevention program designed to improve cardiovascular health following a cardiac event or procedure.
Cardiac rehabilitation, also called cardiac rehab, is a customized outpatient program of exercise and education. It’s a medically supervised program designed to help patients improve their health and help them to recover from a heart attack, heart failure, and angioplasty or heart surgery.
The goals of cardiac rehabilitation include establishing an individualized plan to help a patient regain strength, preventing the patient’s condition from worsening, reducing the risk of future heart problems, and improving the health and quality of life of the patient.
What Types of Exercises Are Included in a Cardiac Rehab Program?
Your cardiac rehab program may include exercises like cycling on a stationary bike, using a treadmill, and low-impact aerobics.
WHO BENEFITS FROM CARDIAC REHAB?
Cardiac rehab may benefit patients with :
- Cardiovascular disease.
- Who had a recent cardiac event, such as a heart attack.
- Heart failure.
- Who had a cardiac procedure, such as angioplasty or heart surgery.
- An arrhythmia (abnormal heart rhythm) or an implantable device (for example, pacemaker or defibrillator).
THROUGH THIS PROGRAM PATIENTS WILL LEARN HOW TO :
- Improve physical fitness and exercise safely.
- Adopt a heart-healthy diet.
- Manage other cardiovascular risk factors.
- Keep up with and follow the treatment plan.
- Focus on emotional health and the importance of staying engaged socially.