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

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

High-Intensity Exercise Not Just for Athletes (Video)

Athletes often advocate high-intensity interval training (HIIT), which involves repeated short bursts of exercise at full capacity punctuated by short rest periods. Now, cardiac rehabilitation experts at Cleveland Clinic are using the same technique to help suitable heart patients. The approach is an alternative to moderate aerobic exercise, which has been demonstrated to reduce the … Read More

How Cardiac Rehab Can Help You—And Your Heart (Video)

Cardiac rehabilitation—which includes a personalized exercise program along with education, advice on diet and emotional support—can serve as a powerful prescription for improved heart health. If you have had cardiac issues and are wondering if you might qualify for a cardiac rehabilitation program, it’s good to keep in mind that there are many conditions beyond … Read More

5 Reasons Senior Heart Patients Need Exercise

Exercise benefits people of all ages, and those with heart conditions are no exception. Adapted from The American Council on Exercise’s top 10 list of reasons seniors should exercise, here are the top five: 1. Optimize heart health Regular, cardiovascular exercise combined with a healthy diet helps prevent heart disease. But you can still benefit … Read More

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Angry Young Men and Heart Disease

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. This was discovered in a 36-year study at John’s Hopkins of more than 1,300 medical … Read More

The Most Underused Treatment in America

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.  A Cleveland Clinic study shows that cardiac rehabilitation can help heart patients live a lot longer – and why. “Cardiac rehabilitation is the most underused treatment … Read More

Cardiac Rehabilitation Gets Intense

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) – short bursts of heavy exercise that force the heart to beat at 85 to 95 … Read More