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

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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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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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?

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?

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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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Cardiac (Definition)

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