What is cardiac rehabilitation?

Question: A relative has had a heart attack a few dates ago. Once controlled, the cardiologist has proposed to join a cardiac rehabilitation program. What exactly is it? Koldo (Portugalete).

Answer: Cardiac rehabilitation is a complete program for those who have heart disease or have had heart surgery. The objective is for the patient to learn to control risk factors, develop specific physical training and face psychological aspects that will help him on his return to work, his personal relationships, his therapeutic compliance, etc. Mortality from heart disease has been found to decrease by 20 to 30 percent if this type of rehabilitation is carried out.

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