Cardiac rehabilitation is an important part of the medical treatment for your specific heart problem. If you have one of the following diagnoses you may be eligible to participate: heart attack, angina, cardiac surgery (such as coronary bypass or valve surgery), coronary artery angioplasty or stents, heart failure, or heart transplantation.
Benefits of Cardiac Rehabilitation
- Live longer and lessen your chances of another heart attack
- Control heart disease symptoms such as chest pain or shortness of breath
- Reduce your heart disease risk factors
- Improve your outlook and emotional stability
- Improve your stamina and strength
- Improve your confidence and well-being
Multidisciplinary Approach to Cardiac Rehabilitation
When you choose Concord Hospital Rehabilitation Services for cardiac rehabilitation, you're choosing a multidisciplinary approach that provides individually tailored evaluations, care plans, therapeutic exercise, therapeutic activities, emotional support, and education.
Cardiac Rehabilitation Exercise Sessions
Exercise sessions are led by an exercise specialist and monitored by a cardiac nurse. Your program is designed for your current level of fitness and you wear a heart monitor while exercising. Each session consists of strengthening, flexibility, and cardiovascular exercises.
Cardiac Rehabilitation Education Sessions
Educational sessions include heart disease risk factors, valve and rhythm issues, exercising safely, medications, finding balance in your life, stress and relaxation, nutrition and diabetes.