What is Cardiac Rehab
Cardiac rehabilitation is a physician-supervised program for people who have either a congenital (present at birth) or acquired heart disease. Cardiac rehabilitation can often improve function, reduce symptoms, and improve the well-being of the patient. About 10 to 15 percent of patients seeing a physiatrist suffer from some form of heart disease.
Who can benefits from Cardiac Rehab?
Some of the conditions or procedures that may benefit from cardiac rehabilitation may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- congestive heart failure
- angina pectoris
- heart attack (myocardial infarction)
- post-open heart surgery
- post-heart transplantation
- implanted pacemaker
- congenital heart disease
- arrhythmias (abnormal heart rhythms)