Physical activity is essential to successful recovery after treatment for a heart attack. Whether you've had open-heart surgery, angioplasty or stent procedures, your heart muscle requires appropriate exercise to heal and regain strength.
Reid Heart & Vascular Center cardiac rehabilitation combines physical activity, health education, nutrition counseling and hands-on support for patients dealing with heart disease. The program helps you establish a safe level of exercise and encourages you to make healthy choices.
Benefits of cardiac rehabilitation include:
- Increased endurance and stamina
- A stronger heart muscle
- Weight control and weight reduction
- Lowered blood pressure and heart rate
- Improved blood sugar management
- Assistance with smoking cessation
- Education and training about making healthy lifestyle choices
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Who can cardiac rehab help?
Cardiac rehabilitation can be prescribed for patients who have had:
- Heart bypass surgery
- Angioplasty or stents
- Heart attack
- Valve repair or replacement
- Heart transplant
- Congestive heart failure
Recent studies have shown that patients who attend cardiac rehabilitation are more likely to be alive and well five years after their heart event than those who do not.
After completing supervised monitored exercise for up to 36 sessions, participants are encouraged to continue with regular exercise, either at home or in their community.
For more information
Call (765) 983-3297