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How can you get started with rehab after a heart attack?

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You'll begin slowly, right in your hospital room. At first you do simple activities. You might sit up in bed, walk, and climb stairs a little. You also get used to doing some self-care again, like brushing your teeth or shaving.

This early phase helps give you the tools and confidence you need to start on the road to recovery.

From: Rehab After a Heart Attack WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: "Fact Page: Cardiac Rehabilitation, Putting More Patients on the Road to Recovery," "Survivors, Lawmakers call for expanded access to cardiac rehab."

British Columbia Alliance on Telehealth Policy and Research, "Virtual Cardiac Rehabilitation Program: Delivering Cardiac Rehabilitation Programming Via the Internet."

Willmer, K.A. , March 2009. British Journal of Cardiology

Hammill, B. , 2009. Circulation

Reviewed by James Beckerman on June 01, 2018

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: "Fact Page: Cardiac Rehabilitation, Putting More Patients on the Road to Recovery," "Survivors, Lawmakers call for expanded access to cardiac rehab."

British Columbia Alliance on Telehealth Policy and Research, "Virtual Cardiac Rehabilitation Program: Delivering Cardiac Rehabilitation Programming Via the Internet."

Willmer, K.A. , March 2009. British Journal of Cardiology

Hammill, B. , 2009. Circulation

Reviewed by James Beckerman on June 01, 2018

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