Cardiac rehabilitation is a medically supervised program for people who have had a heart attack, heart failure, heart valve surgery, coronary artery bypass grafting, or coronary angioplasty.
Cardiac rehabilitation involves adopting heart-healthy lifestyle changes to address risk factors for cardiovascular disease. To help you adopt lifestyle changes, this program includes exercise training, education on heart-healthy living, and counseling to reduce stress and help you return to an active life.
Cardiac rehabilitation can improve your health and quality of life, decrease the chance you will go back to a hospital or emergency room for a heart problem, prevent future heart problems, and even help you live longer.
Our services are offered across all 3 Hosptial sites at Worcestershire Royal, the Alexandra Hospital, Redditch, Kidderminster Hospital and Treatment Centre as well as Evesham Community Hospital.
Our cardiac rehab team provide patients with the following advice and information:
- Patient assessment (Symptoms and compliance with treatment)
- Physical activity counselling
- Exercise training
- Diet/Nutritional counselling
- Risk factor control including smoking cessation
- Patient education
- Psychosocial management
- Vocational advice
The service is suitable for the following patient groups:
- Acute coronary syndrome—including ST elevation myocardial infarction, non-ST elevation myocardial infarction, and unstable angina—and all patients undergoing angioplasty or coronary artery bypass surgery
- Confirmed diagnosis of exertional angina
- Newly diagnosed chronic heart failure
- Heart valve replacements for reasons other than acute coronary syndrome and heart failure
- Heart transplant and ventricular assist device
- Patients who have undergone implantation of intra-cardiac defibrillator or cardiac resynchronisation therapy
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