Cardiac rehabilitation also called cardiac rehab, is a medically supervised program for people who have had a heart attack, heart failure, heart valve surgery, coronary artery bypass grafting, or percutaneous coronary intervention.
What Does Cardiac Rehab Involve?
Cardiac rehab doesn’t change your past, but it can help you improve your heart’s future. It’s a medically supervised program designed to help improve your cardiovascular health if you have experienced a heart attack, heart failure, angioplasty or heart surgery. Think of cardiac rehab as three equally important parts:
Teaching you to live heart conscious, reducing the risk of heart disease, and improving overall health.
Phase I: medically monitored exercise program designed for those who have had a recent heart illness, surgery, and/or procedure.
Phase III: Adult Fitness for those with known risk factors*, for those with existing heart problems, or for those simply wishing to improve their level of cardiovascular fitness.
*Risk factors include: smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, overweight, etc