Cardiac Rehabilitation

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Cardiology Now

Cardiology located in Englewood, CO

Cardiac rehab is about improving your current quality of life. Major health events, like a heart attack or heart surgery, can have a profound impact on your physical and psychological well-being even after your recovery in the hospital. When your heart is healthy, your overall health improves. Abid Husain, MD, FACC, a board-certified cardiologist at Cardiology Now, offers same-day or next-day service with fast results. Book your appointment by phone or through the online scheduler today.

Cardiac Rehabilitation Q & A

What is cardiac therapy?

Cardiac rehabilitation is more than just walking on a treadmill. It also helps heart patients make healthy lifestyle changes and improve their heart health. Cardiac 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.

Why is cardiac rehabilitation important?

Importance of Cardiac Rehabilitation. After undergoing heart surgery or suffering from a heart attack, or heart failure, your physician may prescribe a cardiac rehabilitation program for you. Cardiac rehabilitation, or cardiac rehab, is a medically supervised program that helps improve your cardiovascular health.

How important is cardiac rehab?

Cardiac rehab is about improving your current quality of life. Major health events, like a heart attack or heart surgery, can have a profound impact on your physical and psychological well-being even after your recovery in the hospital. When your heart is healthy, your overall health improves.

What are the benefits of cardiac rehabilitation?

Exercise Rehabilitation. Exercise may be the most important component of a cardiac rehabilitation program, because regular exercise not only directly improves your cardiovascular system, but it also helps you with weight control, improves your response to stress, and helps you stick to your heart-healthy diet.

Who goes to cardiac rehab?

Cardiac rehabilitation doesn't change your past, but it can help you improve your heart's future. Cardiac rehab is a medically supervised program designed to improve your cardiovascular health if you have experienced heart attack, heart failure, angioplasty or heart surgery.

What is done at Cardiac Rehab?

Cardiac rehabilitation, also called cardiac rehab, is a customized outpatient program of exercise and education. Cardiac rehabilitation is designed to help you improve your health and help you recover from a heart attack, other forms of heart disease or surgery to treat heart disease.

How long is a cardiac rehab session?

Each monitored exercise session will last up to 60 minutes, and because you are in these sessions weekly it is a great way to meet others with similar heart conditions and experiences. Typical length of ones cardiac rehab program is 6 weeks with one coming 3 times per.

How long is cardiac rehabilitation?

During cardiac rehab, you will learn to exercise safely and increase your physical activity. The length of time that you spend in cardiac rehab depends on your condition. Medicare and most insurance plans cover a standard cardiac rehab program that includes 18-36 supervised sessions over 6-12 weeks.

Does Medicare pay for cardiac rehab?

If medically necessary, Medicare will cover an additional 36 sessions. If you qualify for intensive rehabilitation services, Medicare will pay for up to six one-hour sessions per day for up to 72 sessions. ... All cardiac rehabilitation programs typically include: Exercise.

What is the best exercise for a heart patient?

Aerobic activities such as walking, swimming, light jogging, or biking. Do this at least 3 to 4 times a week. Always do 5 minutes of stretching or moving around to warm up your muscles and heart before exercising. Allow time to cool down after you exercise.

How do you strengthen your heart after a heart attack?

Make over your lifestyle

1. Exercise. As long as your doctor gives you the go-ahead, you may begin an exercise program after you recover from a heart attack.

2. Eat right. A low-fat, low-calorie diet has been proven to help prevent the risk for a heart attack.

3. Quit smoking.

4. Control other risk factors.

Just Making Exercise A Regular Part Of Your Lifestyle Can Result In:

1. Strengthened heart and cardiovascular system.

2. Improved circulation/oxygen use.

3. Increased energy levels.

4. Increased endurance.

5. Lower blood pressure.

6. Reduced stress.

7. Improved muscle tone and strength.

8. Improved balance and joint flexibility.

STATS

Patients who have completed a CR program can increase their life expectancy for up to 5 years

Fewer Emergency room visits when you participate in Outpatient Program

Only about 30% of the population utilize an Outpatient Program