Cardiac Rehabilitation

The foundation of all Cardiac Rehab programs is physical activity. The type of physical activity will vary from program to program due to space, size and background of the program directors.

  1.  Insurance generally covers cardiac rehab patients after a heart attack, bypass surgery, valve replacement, stent, congestive heart failure or transplant.

  2. Program frequency is generally three visits per week for twelve consecutive weeks.

  3. Insurance customarily covers 36 cardiac rehab 

  4. sessions 

  5. Cardiac Rehab is recommended by the American Heart Association.

Patient Benefit:

Often, by the time patients get to cardiac rehab , they’ve seen multiple doctors, been given new medications and are sometimes afraid to exercise. They may be afraid that any activity might trigger another cardiac event.

However, after facing any medical issues, including a cardiac one, regular exercise, as directed by your healthcare provider ,will help you feel better. Specifically for people facing heart disease. The American Heart Association notes that cardiac rehab is more than just exercise, and patients can benefit from more than physical conditioning-rehabilitating the mind is equally important.

In cardiac rehab, people realize they are not alone. When patients see classmates are all different ages and come from different backgrounds, it helps remove the sense of isolation and loneliness that many feel following a heart event or procedure