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What types of exercises are part of cardiac rehab?

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Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine
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In brief: Monitored equipment

Usually cardiac rehab uses stationary bikes or treadmills with equipment to monitor vitals signs - blood pressure, heart rate, oxygen levels - to make sure just enough work is being done by the heart, without causing too much stress.

In brief: Monitored equipment

Usually cardiac rehab uses stationary bikes or treadmills with equipment to monitor vitals signs - blood pressure, heart rate, oxygen levels - to make sure just enough work is being done by the heart, without causing too much stress.
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Dr. Edward Neilsen
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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine

In brief: Aerobic

Cardiac rehab programs typically consist of an aerobic exercise program to improve the exercise tolerance and improve the efficiency of your muscles ability to extract oxygen from the blood.
It usually starts out in the hospital after heart attack or cardiac procedure and simply involves basic things like walking and self care. After the hospital, it may involve a outpatient program with monitors.

In brief: Aerobic

Cardiac rehab programs typically consist of an aerobic exercise program to improve the exercise tolerance and improve the efficiency of your muscles ability to extract oxygen from the blood.
It usually starts out in the hospital after heart attack or cardiac procedure and simply involves basic things like walking and self care. After the hospital, it may involve a outpatient program with monitors.
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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