Cardiac Rehabilitation Goals
Cardiac rehabilitation (rehab) is comprised of medical programs designed to restore the physical and psychological condition of patients who have recently experienced a cardiac event.
Cardiac rehabilitation targets patients who have experienced:
- Heart failure;
- Recent heart attack or some other cardiac event;
- Heart surgery or angioplasty;
- Arrhythmia or implantation of a pacemaker / defibrillator.
The benefits of cardiac rehabilitation
- Recovery from a surgical intervention or cardiac event
- Acquire healthy lifestyle changes, including physical activity, healthy diet and stress management
- Prevent future heart problems and hospital stays associated with cardiovascular disease problems
- Improve quality of life and health
- Positive step at eliminating heart disease risk factors, such as obesity, high blood pressure, smoking, depression and diabetes
- Return to full and active life
Cardiac rehabilitation programs are custom designed and involve a team of medical professionals (Cardiologist, nurses, family doctor, nutritionist, exercise specialist, psychologist) that create a plan to meet the patient’s needs.