Cardiac rehab improves quality of life for heart patients and may save lives, but until now, those with heart failure who rely on Medicare were out of luck. Reversing a 2009 denial of benefits, CMS now supports coverage.
It’s no secret that exercise is a key factor in preventing and treating heart issues. The key to success isn’t as complicated as it might seem: You just need to find an activity that you love, and keep doing it. Here’s how.
There’s no greater investment you can make than one in your own health. Cardiac rehabilitation offers multiple benefits in one—including a healthier heart, longer life expectancy and weight loss.
High-intensity interval training, which involves short bursts of exercise at full capacity, is frequently used in sports training. Now clinicians are applying that same principle to cardiac rehab—with promising results.
Cardiac rehabilitation can serve as a powerful prescription for better heart health. While many people think that this therapy is limited to patients who have had surgery or heart attacks, it can benefit many others, too.
Certain that advancing age and a heart condition rules out daily exercise? Think again – appropriate physical activity should be a part of your daily routine. Here are the top five reasons why.
When it comes to anger, the heart-brain connection is strong. We know from studies that men who are quick to anger are more likely to develop premature heart disease and five times more likely to have an early heart attack.
If you have heart failure, a change in lifestyle can make all the difference. Learn how cardiac rehabilitation gets you stronger and healthier from Cleveland Clinic physicians during a live webchat Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, at noon (ET).
Every year, doctors advise thousands of patients to enroll in cardiac rehabilitation programs. And every year, thousands of patients ignore them. This turns out to be a bad idea.
Can you push a heart patient too hard? A recent article in the Wall Street Journal revealed that a major American medical center is encouraging some recovering heart attack patients to do what is called “high-intensity interval training” (HIIT).