Rehabilitate Your Heart

Long-term Results of a 12-Week Comprehensive Ambulatory Cardiac Rehabilitation Program

Blum, Manuel R. MD; Schmid, Jean-Paul MD; Eser, Prisca PhD; Saner, Hugo MD

Abstract

PURPOSE: To evaluate the long-term outcome of a 12-week outpatient cardiac rehabilitation (CR) program.

METHODS: In a prospective single-center interventional cohort study, 201 consecutive patients (133 patients after acute coronary syndrome, 32 patients after heart surgery, and 36 patients with heart failure) attending a 12-week comprehensive outpatient CR program were evaluated for exercise capacity, cardiovascular risk factors (CvRFs), and quality of life at entry, end, and 1.4 years after completion of the program (followup).

RESULTS: Physical exercise capacity improved significantly from program entry to program end and remained at this level at followup (P ≤ .006). CvRFs at followup were significantly reduced with regard to smoking prevalence and blood lipids (P < .001). At program end and followup, MacNew heart disease–specific emotional, physical, and…

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  1. What do they offer? Cardiac rehab isn’t just exercise. The heart muscle (in most instances) has been seriously damaged and Cardiac rehab (in it;s various stages) exercises that damaged muscle until it can function on it’s own again, helping build collateral circulation. CR also teaches the participants things they need to know about their heart and how their heart and lungs work together as a unit and what their lungs do and how the two work together. CR is SOOOOOO important to the recovery of any cardiac patient after an MI or after any cardiac surgery.

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