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Cardiac Rehabilitation: A Complete Guide

Posted by Heart Hugger on Jan 11, 2023 12:00:00 AM

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cardiac stethoscope

If you are struggling with heart health or are recommended post-surgery for cardiac rehabilitation, also known as cardiac rehab, you want to pay attention. This is a heart health program provided by medical professionals that is used to improve your overall cardiac response and recovery rates. If you have had a heart attack, heart surgery, or suffer from heart disease, the use of cardiac rehab can also reduce symptoms associated with cardiac-related illnesses and conditions.

Post-Op Cardiac Rehab Exercises

Posted by Heart Hugger on Aug 9, 2017 12:02:00 PM


doing cardiac rehab exercises

Exercise is not always easy and it's not always fun, but it's good for us, so we try to do it. However, exercise after surgery is an entirely different challenge -- and an extremely worthy challenge at that. Here's a peek at the world of cardiac post-op exercise. 

3 Cardiac Rehab Myths That Scare Patients

Posted by Heart Hugger on Jul 11, 2017 3:11:00 PM


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When it comes to cardiac rehab, it's important for patients to have all the facts--not just because this is a crucial part of the healing process after cardiac surgery, but because patients who have heard certain myths will be more likely to skip rehab. Here are three popular myths and the truth behind them.

Cardiac Rehab With Diabetes

Posted by Heart Hugger on May 8, 2017 4:36:00 PM


insulin shot

Cardiac rehabilitation is an intricate and lengthy process, but it becomes even more delicate with the added complication of diabetes. Patients with diabetes are at a higher risk of having a rough time during cardiac rehab, and may even develop surgical site infections that send them back to the hospital. This is a big problem--but luckily, there is an easy, painless answer.

Things to Remember About Cardiac Rehab

Posted by Heart Hugger on Jan 13, 2016 10:41:00 AM


woman recovering from heart surgery

If you have just experienced cardiac or thoracic surgery, or you have a surgery scheduled in the near future, then you probably would like to know all you can about cardiac surgery rehabilitation. Depending on the nature of the surgery and what needed to be done, the recovery time for the patient will vary. One thing that typically remains constant in an open heart surgery is the importance placed on the recovery of the wound or sternal closure. Sternal wound dehiscence is something that needs to be avoided at all costs for those recovering from cardiac surgery.