• What Is Cardiac Rehabilitation?

     
     
    10/26/2014

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    Listen to this in-depth presentation by Bonnie Sanderson, Ph.D., RN, Auburn School of Nursing, Auburn, AL, as she walks you through the education, support, and risk factor management skills provided by cardiac rehab programs.

    Cardiac rehabilitation programs help participants resume a healthy lifestyle after a cardiac event, such as a heart attack, open heart surgery, or angioplasty and stenting. Often referred to as “cardiac rehab,” these programs include monitored exercise, education and counseling about cardiac risk factors, and psychosocial support. Studies have shown that participants who complete cardiac rehab programs have better odds of a longer life than those who don’t complete a program.

    How Can You Find a Cardiac Rehabilitation Program?

    To find a program in your area, visit the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) Program Directory.

    SecondsCount thanks the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) for contributing this article.