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    Cardiac Rehabilitation

    Cardiac Rehabilitation

    Cardiac rehabilitation (rehab) is a supervised program that uses exercise, education, and support to help people recover from a heart attack, heart surgery, or other heart problems. Cardiac rehab programs are medically supervised and individually designed based on a person's needs and overall health.

    Cardiac rehab may help you:

    • Have better overall health and a better quality of life.
    • Lower your risk for a heart attack or dying from heart disease.
    • Recover well after surgery.
    • Manage your symptoms.
    • Feel more hopeful and less depressed, stressed, or worried.
    • Have more energy and return to your usual activities.

    Current as of: May 5, 2016

    Author: Healthwise Staff

    Medical Review: Rakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine & E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Richard D. Zorowitz, MD - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

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