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How Inpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation Benefits Patients

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Jan 24, 2020 8:00:00 AM

A recent study from the American Heart Association reported that nearly half of U.S. adults are living with some form of heart condition today, and as many as 6.9% have severe cardiovascular disease. If you are one of the many people suffering from severe chronic or acute heart disease, have recently experienced a heart attack, or have undergone heart surgery, your physician may recommend inpatient cardiac rehab.

In this article, we’ll break down what you can expect from your rehab program, how to choose between inpatient and outpatient treatment, and how you might benefit from cardiac rehab. 

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Topics: Inpatient Rehab, Cardiac Rehab

The Relationship Between Anxiety and the Heart

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Nov 12, 2019 8:15:00 AM

The relationship between anxiety and heart disease is a complex one. In some cases, anxiety disorders can be one of the causes of heart disease, triggering, or worsening symptoms. In others, heart disease and its symptoms can cause patients great anxiety. And for some patients, it can be difficult to tell whether the symptoms they are experiencing – such as a fluttering or racing heart – are caused by anxiety or heart disease.

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Topics: Cardiac Rehab

The Relationship Between COPD and Heart Disease Risk

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Oct 25, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Men and women who have COPD are five times more likely to have heart disease than the general population. When COPD and heart disease exist together, each impacts the outcome of the other and increases your risk of death.

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Topics: COPD, Cardiac Rehab

Reducing Hospital Readmissions Related to Hypertensive Heart Disease

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Oct 15, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Hypertensive heart disease is the leading cause of death associated with high blood pressure. High blood pressure is a common condition in which the force of the blood pumping through the heart is elevated, causing the heart to work harder to pump blood out to the body. Risk factors for high blood pressure include genetics, obesity, older age, chronic kidney disease, stress, and dietary and lifestyle issues.

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Topics: Inpatient Rehab, Cardiac Rehab

The Goal of Cardiac Rehabilitation: Helping Patients Heal

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Jun 7, 2019 8:30:00 AM

If you’ve recently suffered a heart attack, or are experiencing chronic or acute heart disease, you may be referred for cardiac rehabilitation. Cardiac rehabilitation is a customized program that includes exercise and education, designed to help patients recover from cardiac disease, reduce and manage the symptoms, and improve their quality of life. In this article, we’ll look at how cardiac rehab can help you heal. 

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Topics: Cardiac Rehab

The Importance of Cardiac Rehab Patient Education

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | May 24, 2019 2:54:08 PM

 

Patient education is a key component of cardiac rehabilitation. The training, guidance, counseling, and information you receive during your cardiac rehab program will help you create a more heart-healthy lifestyle, manage your own condition, and feel confident in your ability to take care of yourself. What you learn during cardiac rehab can literally save your life. 

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Topics: Cardiac Rehab

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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Topics: Cardiac Rehab

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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Topics: Cardiac Rehab

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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Topics: Cardiac Rehab

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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Topics: Cardiac Rehab