Cardiac rehabilitation is a branch of rehabilitation medicine or physical therapy dealing with optimizing physical function in patients with cardiac disease or recent cardiac surgeries.
Cardiac Rehabilitation Team
Cardiac rehab is provided in an outpatient clinic or in a hospital rehab centre.
The cardiac rehab team includes:
Who is it for?
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. You also may have tests to measure your cholesterol and blood sugar levels. During cardiac rehab, 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.
What happens in a program like this?
Cardiac rehab is a supervised program that includes:
After cardiac rehabilitation
After your cardiac rehabilitation 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.
– Anuja Mhatre, Consultant Physiotherapist, Mind Your Fitness!
Anuja specialises in cardiac rehab, ante and postnatal care.
The team will suggest an integrated plan based on the report.