Cardiac Rehab

What Is Cardiac Rehab?

Cardiac Rehab is a medically-supervised program in which you with your doctors, nurses, pharmacists — plus family and friends — take charge of the choices, lifestyle and habits that affect your heart. It is designed for patients who have experienced heart attack, heart failure, angioplasty or heart surgery.

The MidCoast Health System cardiac rehab team can help you improve your heart health.

Here’s how:

  • Exercise counseling and training. Exercise gets your heart pumping and your entire cardiovascular system working. You’ll learn how to get your body moving in ways that promote heart health.
  • Education for heart-healthy living. Managing your risk factors, choosing good nutrition, quit smoking…education about heart-healthy living is a key element of cardiac rehab.
  • Counseling to reduce stress. Stress hurts your heart. This part of rehab helps you identify and tackle everyday sources of stress.

Ask your doctor if you are eligible for Cardiac Rehab. If you are eligible, your doctor can provide orders to participate in this program.

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