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P1052 ABC Transitions in Care

Therapy/Cardiac Rehab Your doctor may recommend that you enroll in a cardiac rehabilitation (rehab) program after your surgery, medical procedure or hospital stay. Cardiac rehab is a medically supervised program that educates heart patients to increase physical fitness and reduce the risk of future/recurrent heart problems. Your program will be designed to meet your specific needs. These programs will educate you on heart-healthy living, show you exercises you can do to increase your physical fitness, and counsel you in ways to reduce stress and return to an active life. It can also, optimally, help you adjust your medications and cardiac devices. Working with your cardiac rehab team is important. Share your questions and concerns with them; they will help you reach your goals. 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 risk factors include high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, overweight or obesity, diabetes, smoking, lack of physical activity, and depression and other emotional health concerns. • 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. Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute 11 PLAY VIDEO Cardiac Rehabilitation


P1052 ABC Transitions in Care
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