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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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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: Cardiac Rehab, Short Term 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