Cardiac therapy is often recommended for people who have heart disease, and/or had some sort of cardiac event like a heart attack. Cardiomyopathy, congenital heart disease, peripheral arterial disease, and heart failure patients can also often benefit from this therapy, to increase survival and improve quality of life.
According to the American Heart Association, cardiac rehab programs containthree essential parts:
- Exercise counseling and training
- Education for heart-healthy living
- Counseling to reduce stress