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What is the purpose of cardiac rehabilitation for a person?

What is the purpose of cardiac rehabilitation for a person?

Specialized heart pr: Cardiac rehab is a structured program run by medical professionals that includes supervised exercises tailored to your medical & physical condition, education on how to control your risk factors for heart disease. Multiple scientific studies have shown it improves patient outcomes like quality of life, survival, physical fitness, reduced re-hospitalization, better control of cardiac risk factors. ...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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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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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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When can someone start cardiac rehabilitation?

When can someone start cardiac rehabilitation?

When stable: As soon as the heart rhythm is stable and there is not a problem with chest pain on exertion or significant shortness of breath, rehab could be started. The patient should increase activities on a gradual basis and can progress as long as the exertion does not produce significant symptoms. ...Read more

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What are some cardiac rehabilitation exercises?

See below.: Treadmill and exercise bicycling are the most often utilized modalities. In addition hand weights are helpful for upper body conditioning. All exercise is monitored and supervised to achieve optimal intensity. ...Read more

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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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What is the importance of cardiac rehabilitation?

Long term outcomes: Studies have shown that patients that complete 12 weeks of supervised cardiac rehabilitation, have an 11 fold decrease in recurrent events, i.e. Heart attacks or need for stents/bypass surgery. Thus it is very important to the long term success of your initial treatment and should be done to completion. ...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. Milroy Samuel
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Cardiac (Definition)

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