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Besides exercise, what else should be included in a heart failure rehabilitation program?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
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In brief: Diet & meds

Heart rehab program is not only exercise, but rather a regimen that includes exercise, life style modifications, such as low cholesterol and low salt diet as well as taking medication to support heart muscle.

In brief: Diet & meds

Heart rehab program is not only exercise, but rather a regimen that includes exercise, life style modifications, such as low cholesterol and low salt diet as well as taking medication to support heart muscle.
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Cardiac rehab

Can start shortly after event with educational components of the program to begin to get patient in recovery mode.
The physical training components require the rhythm and hemodynamics to be stable and the other parts of patients physiology to be functioning well. Often however patient isn't even referred till much later in their progress. Education is a major component.

In brief: Cardiac rehab

Can start shortly after event with educational components of the program to begin to get patient in recovery mode.
The physical training components require the rhythm and hemodynamics to be stable and the other parts of patients physiology to be functioning well. Often however patient isn't even referred till much later in their progress. Education is a major component.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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