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What external support is necessary for a cardiac rehabilitation to be successful?
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Dr. Douglas Chang
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
In brief: "external" support?
not sure exactly what you mean, but here are some resources that might help you: http://www.
heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/More/CardiacRehab/What-is-Cardiac-Rehabilitation_UCM_307049_Article.jsp# if you need more info, at Stanford U there is: http://fsi.stanford.edu/people/Robert_F_DeBusk

In brief: "external" support?
not sure exactly what you mean, but here are some resources that might help you: http://www.
heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/More/CardiacRehab/What-is-Cardiac-Rehabilitation_UCM_307049_Article.jsp# if you need more info, at Stanford U there is: http://fsi.stanford.edu/people/Robert_F_DeBusk
Dr. Douglas Chang
Dr. Douglas Chang
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: External?
Am not sure what you mean by "external" but it is common for an exercise physiologist to monitor the rehab and report vital signs and arrhythmia to the treating cardiologist.
A dietitian and/or nutritionist may be very helpful for those in need. Depression is common after heart surgery and a support group and/or therapist can help.

In brief: External?
Am not sure what you mean by "external" but it is common for an exercise physiologist to monitor the rehab and report vital signs and arrhythmia to the treating cardiologist.
A dietitian and/or nutritionist may be very helpful for those in need. Depression is common after heart surgery and a support group and/or therapist can help.
Dr. Bennett Werner
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Dr. Irv Loh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Modest
Assuming you are referring to a short term (e.
g., 12 weeks) program after some cardiovascular event and intervention, and that the rehab program is appropriate, most support should be that required to facilitate following the recommendations. Compliance with dietary retraining, exercise partners, and ability to get the time required to implement the program will optimize the results. Good luck!

In brief: Modest
Assuming you are referring to a short term (e.
g., 12 weeks) program after some cardiovascular event and intervention, and that the rehab program is appropriate, most support should be that required to facilitate following the recommendations. Compliance with dietary retraining, exercise partners, and ability to get the time required to implement the program will optimize the results. Good luck!
Dr. Irv Loh
Dr. Irv Loh
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