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How does cardiac rehab help you recover from a heart attack?

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Cardiac rehab programs help you recover from your heart attack and gets you ready to go back to work. It builds up your strength and endurance, and raises your confidence. You may start cardiac rehab even before you leave the hospital.

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 1, 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 1, 2018

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