Due from a lack of exercise and taking care of yourself, heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women. Cardio therapy is an outpatient program where anyone who has heart problems will receive education and exercise. Your doctors will help you develop a plan to regain your strength, reduce the risk of future heart problems, prevent your current condition from getting worse, and improve your overall health.
What heart problems can cardio therapy help with?
Cardio therapy can help with a number of heart-related problems like coronary artery disease, heart attack, heart failure, chest pain, peripheral artery disease, coronary artery bypass surgery, cardiomyopathy, heart valve replacement, angioplasty, and more.
When can I start cardio therapy?
Cardio therapy can begin while you are still in the hospital and can continue in an outpatient setting until it is able to be done at home. You can start the week after leaving the hospital like after a heart attack, angioplasty and stents or heart surgery.
Who do you work with in cardio therapy?
You work with a team of healthcare professionals like nurse educators, cardiologists, nutrition specialists, mental health specialists, exercise specialists, and physical and occupational therapists.
What happens during cardio therapy?
First, a medical team will check what you can physically do, your medical limitations, and other conditions you have. They will also look at any heart complications you may have during exercise to create a personalized plan for you. You will do low impact exercises like walking, jogging, rowing, cycling and other activities three times a week. You will also do muscle strengthening exercises like lifting weights two to three times a week. You will also receive lifestyle education on a healthy diet to maintain a healthy weight, exercising regularly, and to quit smoking if you are a smoker. You can also learn how to manage your high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol. There is also counseling for those who may experience depression.
What should I gain from cardio therapy?
After three months, you should already have an idea of how to exercise at home or at the gym. You will gain strength, learn healthy habits, maintain your weight, manage your stress, cope with your heart disease, and not making any pre-existing conditions get worse. Your overall quality of life will be much improved. You will gain the confidence and knowledge to take care of yourself.
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