Cardiac Rehabilitation

Jeanie Stockland,
OTR/L – ACLS

Cardiac Rehab & Occupational Therapist

What is Cardiac Rehabilitation?

  • An individualized and personalized treatment plan, including evaluation and instruction on physical activity, nutrition, stress management, and other health related areas.
  • An important part of the treatment of your specific heart problem. If you have one of the following diagnoses you may be eligible to participate:
    • Heart Attack
    • Angina
    • Coronary artery angioplasty or stents
    • Open heart surgery such as coronary bypass or valve surgery
    • Heart failure
    • Heart transplantation
  • Generally covered by most health insurance companies but check your plan to determine co-pays or other requirements. Contact your local Cardiac Rehabilitation facility to inquire what programs are available for patients who do not have insurance

Recent scientific studies have shown that people who complete a cardiac rehabilitation program can increase their life expectancy by up to five years.

Benefits of Cardiac Rehabilitation:

  • Live longer and lessen your chances for another heart attack
  • Control heart disease symptoms such as chest pain or shortness of breath
  • Stop or reverse damage to your blood vessels in your heart
  • Lessen the physical and emotional effects of heart disease
  • Improve your stamina and strength, getting you back to your usual activities, including work, hobbies, and regular exercise
  • Improve your confidence and well-being

Phases in Cardiac Rehab:

Phase II: Early Outpatient

Phase III: Supervised Outpatient

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