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.
Knowledge & therapy. 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.