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Article Home Adult and Senior Health Cardiac Rehabilitation

Cardiac Rehabilitation

It is a program to help the cardiac patients recover quickly and improve their overall physical, mental and social functioning. The goal of cardiac rehabilitation is to slow the disease process, stabilize or to reverse the progression of heart disease and thus preventing heart disease, cardiac event or death.


Cardiac rehabilitation team includes family doctors, cardiologist, nurses, excise specialists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, dietitians, nutritionists, psychologists and other mental specialists.

Cardiac rehabilitation

Cardiac rehabilitation programs include

  • Counseling the patient so that they understand and manage the disease process.
  • Initiating exercise program
  • Counseling on nutrition
  • Relieving cardiac symptoms
  • Helping the patient to modify the risk factors like high blood pressure, smoking, high blood cholesterol, physical activity, obesity and diabetes.
  • Providing vocational guidance to enable the patient to return to work
  • Supplying information on physical limitations
  • Lending emotional support
  • Counseling on appropriate use of prescribed medications. 

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