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It is an important recovery step. Cardiac rehabilitation can help decrease the risk of further heart problems, improve quality of life and reduce anxiety. Research has found it improves long-term prognosis.
Our cardiac rehabilitation program consists of two phases:
Phase one begins the moment you are admitted to hospital. During this phase you will receive information about managing cardiovascular disease, diet and exercise. You and your family will receive support, education and information about cardiac problems and risk factors.
Typically, within the month following your heart event or surgery, you will commence phase two. It occurs once discharged from hospital. This phase involves travelling from home to our cardiac rehabilitation unit. It comprises three key components:
A nurse and physiotherapist will complete a thorough history check and comprehensive assessment to identify your needs.
Exercise components depend on your needs and may include graded gym exercises and walking exercises.
Education forms an important part of cardiac rehabilitation. Sessions cover topics on anatomy and improving lifestyle.
For more information about our cardiac rehabilitation program, please phone 3326 3000 and ask to speak with our Cardiac Rehab Team.