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Health Tip: Your Doctor Has Prescribed Cardiac Rehabilitation

Health Tip: Your Doctor Has Prescribed Cardiac Rehabilitation

11/22/10

(HealthDay News) -- Cardiac rehabilitation may be just what the doctor ordered if you have heart problems and need to improve your health and well-being.

The U.S. National Heart Lung and Blood Institute says cardiac rehab may help by:

  • Reducing the risk of another heart attack or stroke.
  • Reducing the risk of a subsequent heart-related hospital stay.
  • Helping manage risk factors for heart disease, including high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and diabetes.
  • Promoting healthier lifestyle changes, such as getting regular exercise and eating a healthier diet.
  • Helping improve overall health and quality of life.
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Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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