Understand Cardiac Rehabilitation
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.
Special Thanks – Many of the articles in this center were contributed to SecondsCount by the experts at the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR).