What Is Cardiac Rehabilitation?
Cardiac rehab is a medically supervised program that helps improve the health and well-being of people who have heart problems. Cardiac rehab can improve your overall health and prevent future heart problems and even death. Our practice has a 12-lead ECG machine to perform resting or stress ECG’s as a form of assessment and to analyse progress during rehab. Reports are sent to your specialist or GP to ensure that your cardiovascular health is managed well during all stages of rehab.
Cardiac rehab can help you:
- Recover after a heart attack or heart surgery.
- Prevent future hospital stays, heart problems, and death related to heart problems.
- Address risk factors that can lead to coronary heart disease and other heart problems. These include high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, overweight or obesity, diabetes, smoking, lack of physical activity, and depression.
- Adopt healthy lifestyle changes. These changes may include following a heart-healthy diet, being physically active, and learning how to manage stress.
- Improve your health and quality of life.
Who Needs Cardiac Rehab?
Cardiac Rehab can help people who have had:
- A heart attack
- Angioplasty for coronary heart disease
- Coronary artery bypass grafting for coronary heart disease
- Heart valve repair or replacement
- A heart transplant or a lung transplant
- Stable angina
- Heart failure
What to expect during cardiac rehab:
- Increase your physical activity level and exercise safely
- Follow a heart-healthy diet
- Reduce risk factors for future heart problems
- Improve your emotional health