Rehab Select Blog


The Relationship Between Anxiety and the Heart

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Jul 26, 2023 7:30:00 AM

The relationship between anxiety and heart disease is a complex one. And this question is common: Is anxiety bad for the heart? 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.

Read More

Topics: Cardiac Rehab

What Are the Goals of Cardiac Rehabilitation?

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Jun 27, 2023 9:00:00 AM

If you’ve recently suffered a heart attack, or are experiencing chronic or acute heart disease, you may be referred for cardiac rehabilitation.The American Heart Association defines cardiac rehab as “a medically supervised program designed to improve your cardiovascular health if you have experienced heart attack, heart failure, angioplasty or heart surgery.” The best cardiac rehabcenters design customized programs that include exercise and educationto help patients recover successfully, reduce and manage symptoms, and improve their quality of life.  

Read More

Topics: Cardiac Rehab

The Relationship Between COPD and Heart Disease Risk

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Jun 5, 2023 8:00:00 AM

Men and women who have COPD are two to three time morelikelytohavecardiovascular diseasethan the general population. When COPD and heart disease exist together, each impacts the outcome of the other and increases your risk of death.

Read More

Topics: COPD, Cardiac Rehab

The Four Cardiac Rehab Phases

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | May 14, 2023 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. 

Read More

Topics: Cardiac Rehab

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. 

Read More

Topics: Inpatient Rehab, 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.

Read More

Topics: Inpatient Rehab, 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.

Read More

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.” 

Read More

Topics: Cardiac Rehab

What is Congestive Heart Failure and How Can Cardiac Rehab Help?

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Oct 16, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a condition in which the heart becomes less efficient at pumping blood. WebMD states that CHF is a condition where the “blood moves through the heart and body at a slower rate, and pressure in the heart increases. As a result, the heart can’t pump enough oxygen and nutrients to meet the body's needs.” 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.  

According to Yale Medicine, almost 6 million Americans have congestive heart failure. But there is good news: with the correct treatment, patients can recover to good health.

Read More

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.

Download the Guide: Finding A Short Term Care Program To Assist Your Recovery

Read More

Topics: Cardiac Rehab, Short Term Rehab