In honor of American Heart Health Month, we are pleased to present the following information about one of the best tools in managing heart disease: cardiac rehabilitation.
Cardiac rehabilitation is a multi-pronged program designed to help people who have heart disease.
You may benefit from cardiac rehab if you have or have had a heart condition or if you have undergone certain heart procedures.
Heart conditions addessed by cardiac rehab, include angina, a heart attack, coronary artery disease (CAD), and congestive heart failure.
Heart procedures eligible for cardiac rehab include angioplasty, a coronary artery bypass graft (CABG), percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), and the insertion of one or more stents
What does cardiac rehab include?
Cardiac rehab combines a variety of therapies designed to help you recover from a debilitating heart condition, and improve your health. You will work with a team of physicians, nurses, physical and occupational therapists, nutritionists, dietitians, and counselors, who will both teach you and encourage you to make the changes you need to live a healthy life.
Exercise is an important component of cardiac rehab. You will work with specialists who will help you begin at a safe level, and progress from there, step by sep, until you have a heart-strengthening exercise program that you can maintain.
Lifestyle changes are often a necessary component of cardiac rehab. If you smoke, you will have counseling and support to help you quit. If you eat unhealthy foods, you will learn how to make healthier food choices — and how to make them enjoyable.
Stress is a major risk factor in heart disease. Cardiac rehab helps you identify and learn to manage the stresses in your life so that they do not impact your health.
Is cardiac rehab covered by insurance?
Medicare and private insurances cover the conditions and procedures listed above, as well as others, with a referral from your doctor. Coverage does vary, however. Be sure to check with your insurer to see if you are eligible.
At Hamilton Grove Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, in Hamilton, NJ, you will have an individualized plan, based on your own doctor’s personal assessment and protocol. We have set the standard for cardiac rehab; we not only offer world-class cardiac rehabilitation, for optimal progress, we provide it seven days a week.
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