From Press Reports
Cardiac rehabilitation is a professionally supervised program to help people recover from heart attacks, heart surgery and procedures such as stenting and angioplasty.
Cardiac rehab programs provide education and counseling services to help heart patients increase physical fitness, reduce cardiac symptoms, improve health and reduce the risk of future heart problems, including heart failure.
Cardiac rehab programs are designed to improve a patient’s heart health. Individually tailored to each patient’s needs and risk factors, they include personalized exercise regimens and healthy eating plans.
Cardiac rehab Programs often include:
• A medical evaluation to determine your needs and limitations.
• Support and training to help you return to your normal activities, and
• Education to help you manage your heart condition.
Your rehabilitation plan is designed to meet your individual needs. You may need six weeks, six months or longer to learn how to manage your condition and develop healthier habits. Many programs last only three months, but some continue for years.
Your doctor may refer you to a program or you can ask for a recommendation.
Sticking with a cardiac rehab program in the aftermath of heart surgery can be a real lifesaver.
To learn more about North Mississippi Medical Center’s Cardiac Rehabilitation program, contact 258-6221.