Health Benefits of Cardiac Rehabilitation

Cardiac rehab has many benefits. It can help you:

  • Have better overall health and a better quality of life.
  • Lower your risk for a heart attack or dying from heart disease.
  • Recover well after surgery.
  • Stay out of the hospital.
  • Manage your symptoms, such as chest pain, shortness of breath, and fatigue.
  • Have a heart-healthy lifestyle. This includes being active, eating healthy, losing weight, and not smoking.
  • Manage other health problems including high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
  • Have more energy.
  • Feel more hopeful and less depressed, stressed, or worried.
  • Return to your usual activities, including work.
  • Resume sexual activity safely.
  • Get support from your rehab team and other patients in rehab.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerRakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerJohn A. McPherson, MD, FACC, FSCAI - Cardiology

Current as ofMay 5, 2016