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Cardiac rehabilitation 

Cardiac rehabilitation
Chapter:
Cardiac rehabilitation
Source:
Acute Coronary Syndromes (Oxford Cardiology Library)
Author(s):

Andrew A. McCleod

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199543496.003.0008

Is a vital component of complete cardiac care.

Without Cardiac Rehabilitation the benefits of expensive modern therapy such as coronary stenting may not last.

Should involve the patient as an important manager of their own care.

Is multi-component, including drug therapy, specialized advice and support.

Includes exercise if at all possible because of proven benefits which may include molecular remodelling in diseased arteries.

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