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The Benefits of Cardiac Rehab

The Benefits of Cardiac Rehab

Rehabilitation to Enhance Heart Health

If you or a loved one has recently been diagnosed with a cardiac disease or has suffered a major cardiac event, rehabilitation will be a crucial part of recovery. At Henry County Hospital, our cardiac rehab program helps patients recover from severe conditions and improve overall heart health.

There are three main facets of this type of rehabilitation:

  1. Strengthening the heart
  2. Restoring energy
  3. Adopting new heart-healthy lifestyles

While there are many ways in which patients who undergo cardiac rehab can achieve healthier lives, some of the most immediate benefits include:

  • Reduced risk factors associated with heart disease or other cardiac illnesses
  • Increased strength and endurance
  • Decreased symptoms of fatigue and shortness of breath
  • Education on heart-healthy behaviors, such as diet and nutrition

Follow along to learn more about the benefits of cardiac rehab, or give us a call at 419-591-3835 to get started with care. Our cardiologists are here to help you recover and promote enhanced heart health and wellness!

How Does Cardiac Rehab Complement Other Treatments for Heart Disease?

Our board-certified cardiologists are qualified to diagnose, treat, and manage many different types of heart disease and cardiac conditions. These treatments may work in tandem with your cardiac rehab treatments or may be performed before you undergo your rehabilitative care.

Additional cardiology services that may be recommended per your physician’s discretion may include, but are not limited to:

  • Angioplasty
  • Bypass surgery
  • Open heart surgery
  • Vascular surgery
  • Pacemaker implants
  • Cardiac catheterization
  • Hypertension management

Receiving cardiac rehab in tandem with or directly following the above treatments can improve strength, aid in recovery, and prevent future complications. It is likely your cardiologist will recommend a rehab program for any cardiac condition, regardless of if additional treatments are needed. Consult with your physician to see what treatments will be best for you.

Get Started on Your Heart Health Journey Today

As outlined by the American Heart Association, cardiac rehab is a team effort that may include a staff of physicians, surgeons, nurses, pharmacists, and other heart health specialists. At Henry County Hospital, our cardiologists will partner with whatever other medical professionals are needed to help you achieve the best cardiac care for your specific requirements.

Contact us today to get started on the first steps of your heart health journey. Reach out to a member of our team at 419-591-3835 to schedule your initial appointment.