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Am I Eligible for Cardiac Rehabilitation?

Am I Eligible for Cardiac Rehabilitation

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…

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Cardiac Rehabilitation for Heart Failure   

Cardiac Rehabilitation for Heart Failure

In honor of Heart Health Month, Hamilton Grove Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center is pleased to present this important information about cardiac rehabilitation for Congestive Heart Failure. Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) is not only a serious condition, it is the leading cause of hospitalization in seniors. In CHF, also called Chronic Heart Failure, the heart is weakened and…

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6 Controllable Risk Factors for Dementia

A recent large-scale study, published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, provides has identified new risk factors for dementia. Identifying risk factors allows clinicians to put strategies in place to reduce the occurrence of this disease. Dementia, in its many different forms, is on the rise. In fact, according to the World Health Organization, a…

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Cardiac Rehabilitation Following a Pacemaker

If you suffer from arrhythmias, such as bradycardia (a slower than normal heartbeat); heart block (a problem that disrupts electrical signals to the heart), or heart failure, your doctor may recommend insertion of a pacemaker. Pacemakers use electrical stimulation to prompt the heart to beat at a normal rate. Pacemaker insertion is an inpatient procedure,…

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How to Successfully Transition from Hospital to Home

Dad survived the surgery, and now he’s ready to be discharged from the hospital. That’s great. The worst is over. Right? Unfortunately, that’s often wrong. According to a new study in the Annals of Family Medicine, what happens after Dad leaves the hospital is often “hazardous and frustrating for many patients and caregivers.” The study…

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Do These 3 Things to Recover from a Stroke

Strokes are the leading cause of serious disability in the US, and the third leading cause of death. Every forty seconds, on average, someone in the US has a stroke. Despite these dire statistics, the following 3 factors improve how well a stroke victim will recover. Getting care right away. Strokes are subject to the…

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Stroke Rehabilitation: The 2 Most Important Requirements

The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends rehabilitation following a stroke, and has identified two components of rehabilitation programs that offer the greatest likelihood for success: Rehab programs that use a team approach, including the patient, their family, and a wide range of doctors, nurses, and therapists Communication and coordination between all members of the team…

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What Is Pulmonary Rehabilitation?

Having trouble breathing? You are not alone. More than eleven million Americans suffer from serious lung conditions, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cystic fibrosis, sarcoidosis, and pulmonary fibrosis. If breathing problems interfere with your regular activities, speak to your doctor. You might benefit from pulmonary rehabilitation. And don’t put off the conversation: impaired…

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American College of Cardiology: Cardiac Rehab Saves Lives

According to an upcoming report in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, cardiac rehabilitation saves lives, but too few people enroll in this critical intervention. The American Heart Association advises that nearly 2.5 million Americans should be receiving cardiac rehab each year. This includes nearly one million people who have undergone angioplasty (also…

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What is Cardiac Rehab?

Cardiac rehab is a three-pronged approach to treating certain cardiovascular health conditions. It consists of exercise training geared toward cardiovascular health; education about therapeutic life changes, such as smoking cessation and heart-healthy nutrition; and stress management. Cardiac rehab can be provided in both outpatient and inpatient facilities. According to the American Heart Association and the…

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