• Cardiac rehabilitation is a monitored exercise program that further provides guidelines about nutrition, drug and medicine use and overall lifestyle education to help patients lead a healthy life.
  • The main objective of any cardiac rehabilitation program is to reduce the likelihood of future heart problems or associated death.
  • Generally, it is a 12 weeks program which focuses on the following components


  • Physical fitness and regular exercise
  • Nutrition counseling and adopting a heart-healthy diet 
  • Manage other risk factors of heart disease 
  • Maintain emotional health
  • Stay socially active and engaged


  • Cardiac rehabilitation services are holistic, concentrating on the individual patient and providing them with the tools and information necessary to enable long-term health improvements.
  • Preventing potential hospital stays in the future
  • Improve patient's knowledge to make better heart-healthy choices
  • Reduced stress and improved mental well-being

Cardiac rehab is recommended for patients with

  • Previous history of heart attack
  • Angina (stable chest pain)
  • Heart failure
  • Heart procedures such as percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), which includes angioplasty or cardiac stenting
  • Heart surgery such as coronary artery bypass surgery, heart valve repair or replacement
  • Heart or heart-lung transplant 

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