What Do Patients Do At Cardiac Rehabilitation?

Question: What do patients do at cardiac rehabilitation?

Answer: Cardiac rehabilitation generally involves exercise-based therapy at least two to three days per week. It could be ECG monitored -- electrocardiographically monitored -- or it could be without continuous ECG monitoring. It also involves education and counseling by the staff on cardiovascular risk reduction.

It also involves providing your referring physician with valuable surveillance information on how well you're doing. How's your blood pressure? What are your heart sounds? Are you showing any new heart rhythm irregularities that may require medical treatment or drug intervention?

So cardiac rehabilitation involves all of those components, to enhance, ultimately, your medical management.

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