Cardiac and pulmonary disorders are chronic conditions. The hallmark of both types of conditions can be progressive deterioration if not managed correctly. Other conditions like obesity, diabetes and hypertension can co exist with these problems. Management includes preserving heart/lung function, muscle strength, normal/close to normal blood work and reducing side effects of medications.
Cardiac rehabilitation/ prehabilitation is a program which helps patients with cardiac diseases, recent cardiac surgeries or patient undergoing cardiac surgery. It is a progressive program which involves combination of exercise training, social and mental support, nutrition and education regarding his/her condition, thus optimizing quality of life in these patients.
Before starting your program, the rehab team will take your medical history, do a physical exam, and perform tests. They will check the patient for all risk factors.
During the program, you will learn to exercise safely and increase your physical activity. The length of time that you spend in cardiac rehab depends on your condition.
After your program ends, you’ll need to continue the diet, exercise and other healthy lifestyle habits for the prescribed time. The goal is that at the end of the program you’re confident to exercise on your own and you’re empowered to maintain a healthier lifestyle. Timely reviews will ensure you stay on track.
What are the goals of the program?
Who is it for?
Mr. Haresh Ved, Post CABG