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Who Can Benefit from a Cardiac Rehab Program?

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | May 17, 2019 12:30:00 PM

You recently suffered from a heart attack – and while it was scary, you’re starting to feel better. You’re following your doctor’s orders by eating heart-healthy foods, exercising, and reducing stress wherever possible. So why does your doctor still think you need a cardiac rehabilitation program?  

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The Four Cardiac Rehab Phases

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | May 14, 2019 9:30:00 AM

If you’re suffering from a chronic or acute cardiac condition, or recovering from cardiac surgery, your healthcare provider may refer you for cardiac rehabilitation. Cardiac rehab has been proven to have significant benefits for patients: it can improve your quality of life, help you manage or reduce cardiac symptoms, and even lengthen your life.

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How Cardiac Rehabilitation Can Improve Quality of Life

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Apr 30, 2019 12:30:00 PM

If you struggle with acute or chronic heart disease, your medical provider may refer you for cardiac rehabilitation. Cardiac rehab therapy can have substantial benefits, both in terms of improving your quality of life and reducing your risk of serious complications.

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The Varied Causes and Symptoms of Heart Disease

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Apr 12, 2019 12:00:00 PM

Heart disease is incredibly common. Around 735,000 Americans have a heart attack every year, reports the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. The good news is that, according to the Mayo Clinic, “Many forms of heart disease can be prevented or treated with healthy lifestyle choices.” 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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