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What is Cardiac Rehabilitation

What is Cardiac Rehabilitation

Cardiac rehabilitation is an individualized and personalized treatment plan following a heart attack, angina, heart surgery or other heart disease. It includes evaluation and instruction on physical activity, nutrition and a healthy lifestyle.

 

Benefits of Cardiac Rehabilitation

The benefits of cardiac rehabilitation are:
  • Control your heart disease symptoms such as chest pain or shortness of breath.
  • Stop or reverse damage to the blood vessels in your heart.
  • Lessen the physical and emotional effects of heart disease.
  • Improve your stamina and strength, getting you back to your usual activities.
  • Live longer and lessen your chances for another heart attack.
Recent scientific studies have shown that people who complete a cardiac rehabilitation program can increase their life expectancy by up to five years (American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, 2015).