Cardiac rehabilitation is a medically supervised exercise and education program custom-designed for each patient to help them recover from a heart attack or other heart condition.
There was a time in days long past when doctors thought the best therapy for heart attack survivors was extended bed rest. Today, medical science knows that in many, if not most cases, the best route to recovery is the exact opposite. If you're a heart attack survivor or heart patient, cardiac rehabilitation may help you not only recover more fully, but come out feeling even better and happier than before.
Programs are medically supervised and individually designed to enhance your quality of life. Phoebe offers both inpatient and outpatient cardiac rehabilitation programs. The goal is to help you successfully return to your life and maintain your best possible physical and emotional condition.
Cardiac rehab can help you improve quality of your life through:
- Better overall physical health
- Weight loss
- Decreased depression, emotional stress and anxiety
- Increased self-esteem and sense of optimism
Cardiac rehabilitation is a supervised program that includes exercise, lifestyle changes, education and emotional support for people who have had a heart attack, bypass surgery or have other heart problems.
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What are the benefits of cardiac rehabilitation?
Research shows that people who participate in cardiac rehab after a heart attack can reduce their risk of additional heart attacks or other heart problems. Cardiac rehab at Phoebe can also be beneficial if you have ongoing heart problems, such as coronary artery disease or heart failure. Or if you do not have current heart problems but are at risk for heart disease, cardiac rehab can help to reduce your risk of future problems.
For more information about Cardiac Rehab services at Phoebe, please call (229) 312-8726.