What To Expect from Cardiac Rehab

Cardiac rehab can be a great way to get you back on your feet and help prevent future heart trouble.

Has your doctor prescribed cardiac rehabilitation after your recent heart troubles? Such a medically-supervised and customized rehab program can not only aid in your recovery now, it can also help prevent heart problems in the future. Wondering what cardiac rehab involves? Here is an idea of what you can expect.

• Expertise. Our cardiac rehabilitation program is nationally accredited by the American Association of Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Rehabilitation. You will work with highly-skilled healthcare professionals and have support and guidance throughout your cardiac rehab journey.

• Exercise. Your current health will be assessed and a plan will be designed to meet your individual needs and goals. You will do monitored and supervised exercise training to promote healing and help prevent further damage to your heart. Your progress through healing, maintenance and wellness phases will be monitored and/or evaluated along the way. The overall length of your cardiac rehab program will be dependent on your specific circumstances.

• Knowledge. An important aspect of cardiac rehab is education. You will learn how to make lifestyle changes in order to live heart smart, reduce your risk of having future heart problems and improve your overall quality of life. This may include information on continuing to exercise, eating a heart-healthy dietquitting smokingmanaging stress and more.

To learn more about the Medical Center of Lewisville's Cardiac Rehabilitation program, visit us online or call us at 972-420-1526. Talk with your doctor in order to obtain the required physician release form for cardiac rehab participation.

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