Cardiac rehabilitation, often known simply as cardiac rehab, is a program offered to victims of heart attack and other forms of heart disease to improve wellness and promote healthy physical activity. Through the program, patients work with specially-trained professionals to understand their condition and take the necessary steps to better care for themselves. At Memorial Hospital, we provide our patients with the comprehensive services of our HEART Cardiac Rehab Fitness Center. This program allows patients to realize the many benefits of cardiac rehabilitation, including:
More effective management of risk factors
High blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, tobacco use, sedentary lifestyle, stress, and obesity can all increase a person’s risk of developing heart disease.Cardiac rehab can help patients to regain control of their health and manage their risk factors effectively through diet, exercise, and healthy living.
Prevention of future cardiac events
Through dietary counseling and exercise therapy, patients can reduce their risk of suffering from future cardiac events.This reduced risk will in turn help to keep patients from needing hospital stays for heart-related problems and may even reduce the risk of death from cardiovascular disease.
Improved quality of life
Ultimately, the support, advice, and training provided by the multidisciplinary cardiac rehabilitation team will improve a patient’s quality of life. The improved physical fitness and overall wellness allows cardiac rehab participants to perform the activities of daily living more successfully and with more ease.
Cardiac rehabilitation may help you or a loved one to improve their health after a heart attack or other form of heart disease. The HEART Cardiac Rehab Fitness Center at Memorial Hospital is focused on helping patients to feel better about themselves and improve their ability to perform daily tasks with confidence. To learn more about whether or not you may qualify, contact the staff of Memorial Hospital at (904) 586-3606.