Posts Tagged ‘cardiac rehabilitation’

What is Cardiac Rehab?

In honor of American Heart Health Month, we are pleased to present the recommendations of both the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association regarding cardiac rehabilitation. Cardiac rehab is a multi-pronged treatment plan that helps people manage certain cardiovascular health conditions. It consists of safe, progressive exercise training, which is geared toward…

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Am I Eligible for Cardiac Rehabilitation?

Cardiac rehabilitation is a multidisciplinary program designed to help people who have heart disease. You may benefit from cardiac rehab if you have or have had a heart condition, including but not limited to: a heart attack coronary artery disease (CAD) angina congestive heart failure or a heart procedure, such as: insertion of one or…

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Depression: A Common Response to Heart Attack

It is not surprising that someone might be anxious or upset after suffering a heart attack. However, this may not merely be a normal response to a life-threatening event. It may be a symptom of clinical depression, which affects up to one third of people who have been through a heart attack. Heart disease and…

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Pacemakers: Just the FAQs

The heart of a healthy adult at rest beats between 60 and 100 times a minute. Each beat is initiated by a group of cells in the upper right chamber of the heart that acts as a sort of “spark plug,” generating an electrical signal that travels through the heart. If the heart’s natural “pacemaker”…

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