The American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) celebrates Cardiac Rehabilitation week every February during the week of Valentine’s Day. This designation helps focus attention on the benefits of Cardiac Rehabilitation for people diagnosed, or are at risk, for heart disease. Effective rehabilitation can help heart disease patients improve their health and physical well-being.
Cardiac Rehabilitation can include 5 components; regular exercise, eating a heart-healthy diet, reducing stress, quitting smoking, and medical therapy – taking your medications as prescribed and following the directions of your physician.
Do you know if you are at risk for heart disease? You can take a comprehensive health risk assessment on the American College of Cardiology’s CardioSmart website.