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    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.

    A rehab program helps people:

    • Reduce the risk of dying of heart disease.
    • Reduce cardiac risk factors, such as increased weight, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and smoking.
    • Control symptoms of heart disease.
    • Be more active.
    • Improve their quality of life.
    • Return to their usual activities, including work.

    Current as of: January 27, 2016

    Author: Healthwise Staff

    Medical Review: Rakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology & John A. McPherson, MD, FACC, FSCAI - Cardiology

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