Outpatient programs: Phase II, Phase III, and Phase IV
The remaining three phases of your cardiac rehab take
place outside the hospital. At first, your rehab team will keep a close watch
on how exercise affects your heart and how you are progressing, before
gradually releasing you from supervision to continue cardiac rehab on your own.
The healthier lifestyle you've learned—including eating a balanced diet,
exercising regularly, and not smoking—can then become a way of life for
During this time you may also see your doctor regularly to
treat other medical conditions, including high cholesterol and high blood
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March 12, 2014
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