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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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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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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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What is Cardiac Rehab? How It Can Help with Heart Disease

Posted by Chris Schmidt | Dec 14, 2018 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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What is Congestive Heart Failure, Really?

Posted by Chris Schmidt | Oct 16, 2018 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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How to Protect My Heart: 5 Ways to Prevent Heart Disease

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Feb 2, 2018 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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