WHAT ARE THE GOALS OF CARDIAC REHABILITATION?
The overall goals of cardiac rehab are to help you:
- Recover after a heart attack or heart surgery.
- Address risk factors that lead to coronary artery disease and other heart problems. These risk factors include high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, overweight or obesity, diabetes, smoking, lack of physical activity, and depression and other emotional health concerns.
- Adopt healthy lifestyle changes.
- Improve your health and quality of life.
The rehab team will work with you to reach these goals. You will do this through increased daily physical activity, following a heart healthy eating plan, quitting smoking, and improving your emotional health.