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What needs to happen before I begin heart failure treatment?

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Before you begin your program, you’ll go through a health assessment that could include:

  • Sharing your medical history
  • A physical exam
  • An electrocardiogram, or EKG, to measure your heart’s electric signals
  • Lab tests to check your blood sugar or cholesterol

From: Heart Failure: Rehab by Stage WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: “What is Cardiac Rehabilitation?” 

Mayo Clinic: “Cardiac Rehabilitation.”

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: “What is Cardiac Rehabilitation?”

California Society for Cardiac Rehabilitation: “What is Cardiac Rehabilitation?”

 

Reviewed by James Beckerman on September 6, 2019

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: “What is Cardiac Rehabilitation?” 

Mayo Clinic: “Cardiac Rehabilitation.”

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: “What is Cardiac Rehabilitation?”

California Society for Cardiac Rehabilitation: “What is Cardiac Rehabilitation?”

 

Reviewed by James Beckerman on September 6, 2019

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