After a heart attack, use an active social hobby like dancing to complement a program of aerobic exercise in the form of swimming, walking, running or biking.
You’re on the road to recovery when you leave the hospital after a heart attack. But that doesn’t mean you’re fine. Find out how key follow-up care can cut your risk of readmission.
A study confirms a major concern of cardiologists – after a heart attack lots of patients stop taking or misuse lifesaving cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins.
Find the truth about questions that pique your curiosity in our series, “The Short Answer.” Preventive cardiologist Haitham Ahmed, MD, MPH, answers this one about exercising after a heart attack.
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If you undergo heart surgery, your cardiologist will probably recommend a cardiac rehabilitation program as part of your recovery process — and you definitely should sign up.
Cardiac rehabilitation offers many health benefits to older people with heart problems, but a new study found that few patients who could benefit from it are actually participating in it.
Heart doctors know that cardiac rehab helps restore your strength after a heart attack or heart surgery. In 2014, cardiac rehab was also approved by Medicare for patients with heart failure. But until recently, no one knew about rehab’s specific benefit for patients with newly implanted continuous flow left ventricular assist devices (LVAD). A new study … Read More
Medicare recently agreed to expand coverage for the cost of cardiac rehabilitation to more heart patients, including those with heart failure. Cardiac rehabilitation improves outcomes for heart patients, but getting that critical support has proved too costly for some patients with heart failure. Currently, Medicare doesn’t pay for their therapy. It only covers patients who … Read More
When it comes to cardiac health, no one exercise is right for every heart patient. Whether you are taking part in a formal cardiac rehabilitation program or seeking to prevent a future issue, the key is to find a program that works for you. In this video, Beau Brand, MS, exercise physiologist in Cleveland Clinic’s … Read More
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 … Read More