Cardio Vascular Rehabilitation
Cardiovascular Rehabilitation often referred to as Cardiac Rehab, is a therapeutically supervised program designed to enhance the cardiovascular well-being of a patient, assist them in recovering from a heart attack or other forms of heart disease or surgery. Cardiovascular Rehabilitation is provided in an outpatient or in-patient hospital rehab center. This form of therapy is for people with many forms of heart ailments. In particular, a person can benefit from Cardiac Rehabilitation if their medical history includes a heart attack,coronary artery disease, heart failure, peripheral artery disease, Chest pain (angina), cardiomyopathy, congenital heart diseases, coronary artery bypass surgery, angioplasty and stents, heart or lung transplant, heart valve repair or replacement and pulmonary hypertension.
At SIA, our in-patient rehabilitation program will include cardiologists, critical care specialists, nutritionists, physical and occupational therapists. Cardiac rehabilitation begins as soon as possible in intensive-care units if only the patient is in the right medical condition. The intensity of rehabilitation depends on the patient’s condition and complications in the acute phase of the disease. A person who has been recently discharged post-surgery needs to be supervised during physiotherapy. While performing physiotherapy the patient’s vital signs are carefully monitored.
Cardiac Rehabilitation involves good thought out exercise training; education and emotional support in helping the patient adopt a healthy lifestyle to counter the risk of cardiovascular disease. These programs are intended to restrict the physiological and psychological impacts of cardiovascular illness and control cardiac symptoms. Cardiac rehabilitation reduces problems such as chest pain, shortness of breath and fatigue by reinforcing cardiac and post-surgical precautions. With carefully graded activities, the patient’s capacity for exercise increases, allowing for a gradual return to activities of daily living. Another advantage of the rehabilitation process is control of the person’s blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose levels. Weight loss is stressed upon to gain its associated benefits.
Patient education, work simulation and energy conservation are all part of therapy sessions. The patient is educated about the illness and given the tools to help him modify his lifestyle to maintain optimum health.
Benefits of Cardiovascular Rehabilitation:
- Improves health and quality of life
- Healthy Eating and Nutritional Habits
- Assistance in leading a better lifestyle
- Lowers the risk of future heart problems
- Engagement in daily activities
- Improves patient’s outlook and emotional stability
At SIA, Cardiovascular Rehabilitation is a team effort. With a team approach, our patients are assured of the best possible care. The patient will be rehabilitated to the fullest extent possible and can lead a productive life forward.