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Do cardiac rehabilitation programs address sex?

Do cardiac rehabilitation programs address sex?

Yes: As cardiac rehab involves supervised exercise and advising the patient as to what types of exercise can be done, the issure of sexual activity should be discussed with the patient. ...Read more

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Rehab (Definition)

Rehab is an abbreviation for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation is the process of restoring one back to good physical or mental health ...Read more


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What do cardiac rehab programs consist of?

What do cardiac rehab programs consist of?

Not just execise: A nurse and an exercise physiologist evaluate a patient and assess what level of fitness they are and design a program to meet a pespecified goal. They are then given instuctions and meet with a class 2 or 3 times a week. While exrecisiin the pts are monitered and have there blood pressures and rythm checked prior to and after execise. Often dieticians will come and advise as well. ...Read more

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How does cardiac rehabilitation work?

How does cardiac rehabilitation work?

Not just exercise: Cardiac rehab aims to get a heart patient back on his/her feet towards functional, healthy living. Part of this is supervised exercise, so that the patient can improve his/her conditioning, and also build confidence (often sorely lacking after a new cardiac diagnosis) that it is safe to exercise. Equally important is counselling on quitting smoking, changing diet habits, and losing weight. ...Read more

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Why is cardiac rehab important?

Why is cardiac rehab important?

To improve outcomes: Exercize is a mandatory component of overall cardiovascular wellness. ...Read more

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What education is required for cardiac rehab?

What education is required for cardiac rehab?

Nursing, therapist: The rehabilitation department is usually occupied with physical therapist, occupational therapist, and nursing staff -- and they can be registered nurse or licensed practical nurse and nursing assistant. There is always a supervising physician responsible as the medical director of the facility --. ...Read more

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Where is cardiac rehabilitation done?

Where is cardiac rehabilitation done?

Cardiac rehab: Usually at a dedicated facility. Commonly associated with hospital, heart group, or rehab center.Check yellow pages or call your physician for specify referrals. ...Read more

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What are places of employment for cardiac rehab specialists?

What are places of employment for cardiac rehab specialists?

Hospital based: Typically, cardiac rehabilitation programs are based in hospitals. Rarely, an hmo or other similar organization may offer similar services. Likewise, sometimes community colleges or organizations like the ymca may have rehabilitation programs. These are usually for healthier people. ...Read more

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Will health insurance cover cardiac rehabilitation costs?

Will health insurance cover cardiac rehabilitation costs?

Yes: Cardiac rehab is covered by the majority of insurances after a heart attack, angioplasty and stent or coronary bypass surgery or heart valve replacement. The standard program is 36 sessions over 3 months. ...Read more

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Who invented cardiopulmonary resuscitation (cpr)? Firemen?

Who invented cardiopulmonary resuscitation (cpr)? Firemen?

WHO INVENTED CPR: No that is not the case CPR was first described by a french doctor in 1741, to give mouth to mouth resuscitation to dying victims.Since then we have come a long way and its evolution started in serious terms in earlu 1970s and it has had many changes over the years and many changes may take place in future.But it is not invented by firemen but by medical specialists. ...Read more

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Are there risks involved with cardiac rehab programs?

Are there risks involved with cardiac rehab programs?

Minimal: Cardiac rehab is conducted under EKG monitoring just like in a hospital. The majority of patients have undergone angioplasty/stent placement or bypass surgery. Such patients have been "revascularized." prior to being enrolled in rehab, a patient has a stress test to be certain there are no significant signs of ischemia (inadequate blood flow to the heart muscle). Rehab strengthens the heart. ...Read more

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How does cardiopulmonary resuscitation (cpr) work?

How does cardiopulmonary resuscitation (cpr) work?

CPR HOW IT WORKS: The main principal of CPR to to keep a persons vital organs to be oxygenated.This is not possible unless heart is pumping blood and lungs are able to get oxygen in the body.Hence the word cardio(heart)pulmonary(lung)resusccitation.So you pump the heart to push blood in vital organs and breathe through artificail means to oxygenate the blood. ...Read more

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What specialty performs a cardiac echocardiogram?

What specialty performs a cardiac echocardiogram?

Cardiology: Cardiology will perform the majority of echocardiograms. If there is assessments of your vessels (carotid, aorta, veins) This may be done by vascular surgery cardiology, or radiology depending upon the referrer and local resources. In the setting pediatrics, it may be performed by a pediatric cardiologist or someone who specializes in fetal imaging. ...Read more

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Where can someone get cardiac rehab certification?

Hospital: Hospitals and some cardiac clinics offer it, also, some ymca can offer and abbreviated version. ...Read more

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Are there risks involved with cardiac rehabilitation programs?

Are there risks involved with cardiac rehabilitation programs?

Cardiac rehab: Cardiac rehabilitation is targeted to help minimize risks. For less stable patients, we monitor them during the exercise phase. The risks are pretty minimal but since patients have cardiac problems as the reason they are there, as the saying goes stuff happens.......But rarely. ...Read more

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What health care professionals are part of a cardiac rehab team?

MDs, RNs, etc: Cardiac rehab, when done right, involves physicians to set goals and monitor vital signs during activity, physical therapists to oversee exercise, and various providers to counsel on diet, smoking cessation, etc. These latter can include social workers, nutritionists, psychologists/psychiatrists, etc. ...Read more

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Ecg , cardiac echo, heart enzyme , chest ct, cardiac angio ct, all ok.Still resting heart pulse 53-62.Increase when move.Exclude cardiac issue?

Ecg , cardiac echo, heart enzyme , chest ct, cardiac angio ct, all ok.Still resting heart pulse 53-62.Increase when move.Exclude cardiac issue?

Normal : Low heart rates w/out symptoms can be nl in healthy active individuals. The fact that ur hr increases w/ movement is helpful and points towards normalcy. ...Read more

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What is cardiac rehab?

What is cardiac rehab?

A heart program: It is a medically supervised program for patients after cardiac surgery or angioplasty that has been shown to increase survival and improve strength and confidence. Make sure you ask your doctor about this if you recently had cardiac surgery or procedures! ...Read more

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What is cardiac rehab like?

What is cardiac rehab like?

Exercise/education: Cardiac rehab is a supervised exercise program of gradually increasing intensity. Patients who have had a heart attack, coronary angioplasty or coronary artery bypass surgery are encouraged to enroll in these programs. Most insurances cover these programs because of their ability to speed recovery and decrease recurrent disease. ...Read more

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Why is cardiac rehab important?

To improve outcomes: Exercize is a mandatory component of overall cardiovascular wellness. ...Read more

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What are the stages of cardiac rehab?

What are the stages of cardiac rehab?

Multidisciplinary: Cardiac rehab does not have stages as much as it has components. Once someone enters a cardiac rehab program, the staff focuses on aerobic exercise, strength training, stress management, dietary modification, smoking cessation. Each patient will progress at his/her own rate and is monitored closely. Reports are sent back to the physician so he/she may monitor the patient's progress. ...Read more

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When can someone start cardiac rehab?

When can someone start cardiac rehab?

See below: Patients can start cardiac rehab about 4 weeks after coronary bypass surgery or valve replacement or myocardial infarction (heart attack). After stent placement without heart damage 2 weeks is about right. A treadmill stress test is done before starting rehab to assess the exercise prescription and absence of ischemia (poor circulation). ...Read more

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What are some cardiac rehab exercises?

Aerobic: Common exercises include: treadmill, stationary bike, light free weights, arm ergometer, stretching/yoga. ...Read more

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How long does someone do cardiac rehab?

3 months: Standard cardiac rehab consist of 3 hours per week for 12 weeks. ...Read more

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What do cardiac rehab programs consist of?

Not just execise: A nurse and an exercise physiologist evaluate a patient and assess what level of fitness they are and design a program to meet a pespecified goal. They are then given instuctions and meet with a class 2 or 3 times a week. While exrecisiin the pts are monitered and have there blood pressures and rythm checked prior to and after execise. Often dieticians will come and advise as well. ...Read more

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Why can I not do my cardiac rehab on my own?

You need to be watch: In cardiac rehab you are constantly being monitored with your heart rate and blood pressure. After a cardiac event, either heart attack or surgery, you are the most suspectiple time to have something go wrong. Don't do it on your own. ...Read more

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What education is required for cardiac rehab?

Nursing, therapist: The rehabilitation department is usually occupied with physical therapist, occupational therapist, and nursing staff -- and they can be registered nurse or licensed practical nurse and nursing assistant. There is always a supervising physician responsible as the medical director of the facility --. ...Read more

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What types of exercises are part of cardiac rehab?

What types of exercises are part of cardiac rehab?

Monitored equipment: Usually cardiac rehab uses stationary bikes or treadmills with equipment to monitor vitals signs - blood pressure, heart rate, oxygen levels - to make sure just enough work is being done by the heart, without causing too much stress. ...Read more

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Are there risks involved with cardiac rehab programs?

Minimal: Cardiac rehab is conducted under EKG monitoring just like in a hospital. The majority of patients have undergone angioplasty/stent placement or bypass surgery. Such patients have been "revascularized." prior to being enrolled in rehab, a patient has a stress test to be certain there are no significant signs of ischemia (inadequate blood flow to the heart muscle). Rehab strengthens the heart. ...Read more

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What should the ultimate goal of a cardiac rehab program be?

What should the ultimate goal of a cardiac rehab program be?

Education & exercise: Cardiac rehab is a structured program run by medical professionals that includes supervised exercises tailored to your medical and physical condition, education on how to control your risk factors for heart disease. Multiple scientific studies have shown it improve patient outcomes like quality of life, survival, reduced re-hospitalization, better control of cardiac risk factors. ...Read more

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What are some of the required classes that must be taken to be a cardiac rehab nurse?

Cpr: Well it depends on where you work. If have nursing degree, they probably would not require much else, you could learn as you go along. But would require basic and advanced life support class. ...Read more

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What additional training does a nurse need to complete in order to be a cardiac rehab nurse?

What additional training does a nurse need to complete in order to be a cardiac rehab nurse?

Depemds: It would depend on exactly where you are applying for the job. They might well just train any nurse but you for sure would need to get certified in basic and advanced life support. (cpr). ...Read more

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Completed cardiac rehab and cleared for intense workouts. What is a good length for stationary rowing? Referring back to cardiac rehsb not helpful.

Completed cardiac rehab and cleared for intense workouts.  What is a good length for stationary rowing?  Referring back to cardiac rehsb not helpful.

Work your way up...: Try 5 minutes working out at a moderate intensity and work your way up. A safe way to increase your workouts is 10% a week. Safety first. Listen to your body. ...Read more

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What are the benefits and risks of cardiac rehabilitation?

What are the benefits and risks of cardiac rehabilitation?

Many...: The development of 'cardiac' rehabilitation was a huge step forward in the treatment of patients whom have suffered from a variety of heart issues most importantly heart attacks(myocardial infarctions). Rehab enables patients to regain their strength and level of activity slowly so they can return to their lives; and live them fully. ...Read more

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What are places of employment for cardiac rehab specialists?

Hospital based: Typically, cardiac rehabilitation programs are based in hospitals. Rarely, an hmo or other similar organization may offer similar services. Likewise, sometimes community colleges or organizations like the ymca may have rehabilitation programs. These are usually for healthier people. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Pack
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Cardiac (Definition)

Cardiac translates literally to "heart, " and any place the term is seen, such ...Read more


Dr. Al Hegab
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Cardiac (Definition)

Cardiac translates literally to "heart, " and any place the term is seen, such ...Read more