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What are the adverse effects of beta blockers during cardiac rehabilitation?

What are the adverse effects of beta blockers during cardiac rehabilitation?

Beta blockers: Beta blockers are the drug of choice for cardiac patients for prevention of future coronary events. The drug can lower the peak heart rate during exercise. However, patients can continue to get a good training effect even on the beta blockers. The benefits of the drugs far outweigh the potential risks unless the person has severe asthma that could be potentially made worse by the beta blockers. ...Read more

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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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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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Beta blockers& sweating, bb &depression, please explain.Alternative option for bb for adep adverse effects such anxiety& sweating, regards kind dr. S

Beta blockers& sweating, bb &depression, please explain.Alternative option for bb for adep adverse effects such anxiety& sweating, regards kind dr. S

Beta blockers: Beta blockers can sometimes be given to block the peripheral physical symptoms of anxiety, such as sweating, shakiness, dry mouth, etc. Certain ones can cause depression. Effexor (venlafaxine) can sometimes cause sweating on its own. Your psychiatrist can help you determine whether the sweating is from your anxiety, or is an Effexor (venlafaxine) side effect. The cause makes a difference in approach to treatment. ...Read more

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What precautions are taken before and after exercise during a cardiac rehabilitation program?

What precautions are taken before and after exercise during a cardiac rehabilitation program?

Constant monitoring: It depends on what stage of rehab one is in, but at the beginning (stage 1) an individual is exercising under constant supervision with telemetry and frequent vital signs. As one progresses, the exercise intensity increases and frequency of vitals decrwase. ...Read more

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Is there a risk of heart attack during a cardiac rehabilitation program?

Yes, but: There is always a risk of heart attack in people who have coronary artery disease - day and night, 24x7. That said, the risk is exceptionally low in cardiac rehab. Moreover, if you're destined to have a heart attack, can you think of a better place (that is, where you could get the most immediate attention?). ...Read more

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What role does a psychologist play during a cardiac rehabilitation program?

Help with stress: Many people with cardiac disease become stressed, anxious and/or depressed. These are distressing in themselves and can interfere in full participation in the physical aspects of rehab. Psychologists can be of enormous help with these problems. ...Read more

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What help is provided by a vocational counselor during a cardiac rehabilitation program?

What help is provided by a vocational counselor during a cardiac rehabilitation program?

Back to work: Vocational or occupational therapy is important in rehabilitation to help one return to his/her capacity to get back to his/her previous occupation and to return to work --. ...Read more

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What diet should a cardiac patient be placed on during a cardiac rehabilitation program?

What diet should a cardiac patient be placed on during a cardiac rehabilitation program?

Healthy: Low is saturated fat ( less than 10% of all calories) high in unsaturated fats 10-15% of all calories complex carbohydrates with whole grains, legumes fresh fruits and vegetables as 65% of the calories in the diet. Protein from fish, lean meats, etc as 10-20% of the diet. Aim for 5-7 fresh fruits and vegetables a day and 20-30 g of fiber a day. ...Read more

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Is conjugated linolenic acid safe to take while on a beta blocker, low dose aspirin? Adverse effects on LFT's / blood sugar?

Is conjugated linolenic acid safe to take while on a beta blocker, low dose aspirin?  Adverse effects on LFT's / blood sugar?

Probably good: Generally fatty acids such as this are considered good because they increase the fluidity of cell membranes and allow HDL to carry cholesterol out of the body more efficiently, at least in theory ...Read more

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Is cardiac rehabilitation important for a patient who has had a heart attack?

Is cardiac rehabilitation important for a patient who has had a heart attack?

Yes: Cardiac rehab is very important after a heart attack. Rehab consists of supervised exercise and education for lifestyle modification. This results in improved cardiac function and decrease in future complications. The american college of cardiology considers rehab to be the most underutilized proven therapy in cardiology. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Bress
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Cardiac Rehabilitation (Definition)

A supervised exercise program that is highly regimented following cardiac surgery or stent placement with stays updates ...Read more


Dr. Qamar Khan
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Cardiac (Definition)

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