How Well It Works
The many benefits of Reference cardiac rehab Opens New Window include:
- A reduced risk of major heart problems and death after a Reference heart attack Opens New Window for those who participate in a cardiac rehab program that includes exercise.
- Recovery after Reference bypass surgery Opens New Window.
- Decreased severity of Reference angina Opens New Window and decreased need for medicines to control angina.
- Reduced need for hospital stays because of heart problems. Costs for doctor visits and hospital stays are reduced for those who participate in cardiac rehab. Visits to the emergency room are also reduced.
- Decreased blood pressure.
- Reduced shortness of breath and less fatigue in people with Reference heart failure Opens New Window.
- Ability to exercise longer.
- Ability to resume sexual activity safely.
- Improved Reference cholesterol Opens New Window and Reference triglyceride Opens New Window levels.
- Reaching and staying at a healthy weight.
- Support to quit smoking.
- Reduced emotional stress, depression, and anxiety.
Cardiac rehab can increase the quality of your life by improving your health overall; helping you lose weight, if you need to; reducing depression, stress, and anxiety; and helping to increase your self-esteem.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference September 27, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Rakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology
Reference John A. McPherson, MD, FACC, FSCAI - Cardiology