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Cardiac Rehabilitation

Cardiac Rehab: An Investment You Can Make in You (Video)

Therapy brings positive returns for heart health

When it comes to heart health, the effort that patients put in to cardiac rehabilitation is returned many times over. Cleveland Clinic’s Section of Preventive Cardiology & Rehabilitation provides group cardiac rehab classes—which include personalized exercise programs along with education, advice on diet and emotional support—for a variety of cardiac issues.

In this video, Chad Raymond, DO, provides examples of patients who can benefit from the therapy, including those who have had coronary artery bypass surgery, cardiac stents, valve surgery, heart transplants, or chest pain caused by coronary artery disease. The pay off? Studies have found that patients who participate in cardiac rehab live longer and report feeling better.

In fact, when it comes to decreasing cardiovascular risk, even a less formalized program such as regular walking can be beneficial. A recent study found that cardiovascular risk—such as mortality, heart attack or nonfatal stroke—decreased by 8 to 10 percent for every 2,000 steps walked daily.

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  • mercy stillman

    Hello my health hasnt been right since i had a valve replacement and this was nearly 4 yrs ago, i like to find a good place for rehab and i live in london middx would it be a place as your rehab clinics ? as i have had a very high heart beat for the 3rd time now since my operation i want to get fitter can you help please ?

  • crackedup1

    I have a congenital heart defect that was repaired when I was 9.
    As I became older I became very sloppy, poor diet, too much drinking, no regular exercise routine. So I wind up in hospital and I lose some weight, go workout every day, and I get better. No one knows
    How much you benefit from Cardio rehab!