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Don't Go Breaking My Heart: 5 Ways to Protect Yourself from Heart Disease

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Feb 1, 2016 8:00:00 AM

According to the American Heart Association (AHA), cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death worldwide, accounting for over 17.3 million deaths per year... and that number is continually growing. Someone dies of heart disease every forty seconds in the United States – approximately 2,150 people per day. These statistics include not only the "typical" victims, such as the elderly or morbidly obese, but also adults of every race, individuals who consider themselves fit and active, and even children.

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Topics: Cardiac Rehab

Acute Myocardial Infarction: A Fancy Name for a Heartbreaking Issue

Posted by Chris Schmidt | Oct 31, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Acute myocardial infarction is the medical term for what is commonly known as a heart attack. This cardiovascular event occurs when one of the coronary arteries, which supply blood to the heart, becomes blocked. This causes blood flow to the heart to be suddenly cut off or critically reduced, leading to tissue damage in the heart that can result in significant impairment of heart function or death.

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Topics: Cardiac Rehab

What is Congestive Heart Failure, Really?

Posted by Chris Schmidt | Oct 21, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a condition in which the heart becomes less efficient at pumping blood, resulting in slower movement of blood through the heart and body and increased pressure in the heart. A number of underlying conditions can cause CHF by damaging the heart muscle. Some conditions that lead to CHF can be reversed and others can be controlled, and treatment goals generally include addressing its underlying causes, slowing progression of CHF, and improving symptoms.

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Topics: Cardiac Rehab

High Stress Levels And Heart Disease: Why Stress Management Matters

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Mar 13, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Is there a connection between stress and heart disease? Medical science has long thought so, a conclusion that has been supported by a large number of studies over the years that have shown that people with high-stress lifestyles are more likely to suffer heart attacks and other forms of cardiovascular disease than the general population.

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Topics: Cardiac Rehab

Coping With Heart Disease: Step For A Healthier You

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Dec 20, 2014 8:00:00 AM

Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in the United States, and millions of Americans suffer from one form or another of this potentially deadly ailment. There are actually a large number of conditions that can adversely affect someone's heart, ranging from genetic defects some are born with to lifestyle-generated cardiovascular issues which generally result in narrowed blood vessels leading to chest pain and increased risk of such events as strokes.

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Topics: Cardiac Rehab

Heart Disease Diagnosis? Why You Should Consider Cardiac Rehab

Posted by Chris Schmidt | Dec 13, 2014 8:00:00 AM

If you have been diagnosed with heart disease, you doubtless have already been told that you will need to make some changes in your lifestyle to improve your health and well-being. Whether that diagnosis came by way of your routine annual health exam or by means of a cardiac event, cardiac rehabilitation may be your best bet for making those changes quickly and, most importantly, effectively. Here, we will explain what cardiac rehab is and how it can benefit individuals who have been diagnosed with heart disease.

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Topics: Cardiac Rehab

Fighting Heart Disease: The Importance of Cardiac Therapy

Posted by Chris Schmidt | Nov 24, 2014 8:00:00 AM

Your heart is one of the most important muscles in your body. A properly-functioning heart allows you to enjoy exercise and other fun physical activities with your loved ones. Unfortunately, heart disease, a condition where the blood vessels leading to the heart get clogged with plaque, fat, and calcium, can wreak havoc on a person’s heart and cardiac system.

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Topics: Cardiac Rehab

The Benefits & Risks of Cardiac Therapy

Posted by Chris Schmidt | Aug 21, 2014 8:30:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Cardiac Rehab

The Value of Cardiac Rehab in a Short Term Care Facility

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Jun 7, 2014 8:30:00 AM

When a patient suffers an acute cardiac episode like a heart attack, he/she is taken immediately to the hospital and given life-saving interventions.

The very nature of hospitals means that they provide acute care during critical times. Once patients are well enough to leave the hospital but not well enough to go home, the next step is cardiac rehabilitation.

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Topics: Short Term Rehab, Cardiac Rehab

Benefits of Personalized Therapy for Heart Disease

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Apr 18, 2014 8:30:00 AM

Unlike a standard physical therapy approach that treats conditions using standard procedures, personalized therapy takes all aspects of the patient’s health into consideration. This personalized approach is especially helpful for people with heart disease. Heart disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is the leading cause of death in the United States. Fortunately, many causes of heart disease are treatable using a combination of prescription medications and personalized therapy.

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Topics: Cardiac Rehab