Question: What is cardiac rehabilitation?
Answer: Cardiac rehabilitation involves really a comprehensive approach to the management of coronary artery disease.
There are some key medications that are very helpful in terms of combating coronary disease and treating it. Those, in my opinion, include aspirin, beta blockers, statins, and ACE inhibitors.
It involves behavior change, and the ultimate goals are to improve physical fitness -- or aerobic capacity, so to speak -- to reduce symptoms, to reduce morbidity and mortality, and improve the quality of life.
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