Cardiac rehab is a customized outpatient program of exercise and education. The program is designed to improve your health and help you recover from a heart attack, and other forms of heart disease, or surgery to treat heart disease.
Cardiac rehab involves an exercise training, emotional support, and education on ways of preventing heart disease risk, such as heart healthy eating, health weight maintenance, and quitting smoking.
Goals in cardiac rehab are to establish a plan to help you regain your strength, prevents worsening of your condition, reduce future heart risk, improves your health, and quality of life.
Be Heart Healthy!
Some Reasons for Cardiac Rehab:
Coronary artery disease
Peripheral artery disease
Certain congenital heart defects
Angioplasty & stent placement
Heart and lung transplant
Heart valve repair or replacement
Coronary artery bypass surgery