January 30, 2023
A recent study from the American Heart Association reported that nearly half of U.S. adults are living with some form of a heart condition, and as many as 6.9% have severe cardiovascular disease. If you are one of these many people affected, then cardiac therapy may be recommended by your physician.
What is Cardiac Rehab?
Cardiac Rehabilitation is focused on patients that are suffering or have suffered from heart disease and is a medically supervised program. The program consists of progressive exercises in addition to education on how to manage your heart disease and how to build a heart-healthy lifestyle. The rehab program will be prescribed by your physician and directed by your rehab team. Most programs also focus on stress management to reduce anxiety or stress that might impact your recovery.
Benefits You Can Take to Heart
When it comes to your overall wellness, cardiac rehab offers a range of benefits, including:
- Inspiring a healthier lifestyle that includes lowering stress, quitting smoking, healthy eating and regular exercise
- Increasing your strength and energy, allowing you to complete your daily activities without tiring
- Strengthening your mind, body and heart
- Lowering your chances of hospital readmission
Who Should Consider Cardiac Rehab?
Anyone with a significant heart problem, such as a heart attack, heart failure or heart surgery, can benefit from cardiac rehab. Participation in cardiac rehabilitation fosters heart-healthy habits and can also prevent another cardiac event from happening in the future.
This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Always consult your physician before beginning any exercise program.
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