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Cardiac Care Rehabilitation

Cardiac Care Rehabilitation

Cardiac rehabilitation is an important program for anyone recovering from a heart attack, heart failure, or other heart problem that required surgery or medical care. Cardiac rehabilitation is a supervised program that includes:

  • Physical activity.

  • Education about healthy living, including how to eat healthy, take medicine as prescribed, and quit smoking.

  • Counseling to find ways to relieve stress and improve mental health.

Paramount Home Health Services may help you through cardiac rehabilitation, including your health care team, exercise and nutrition specialists, physical therapists, and counselors. Cardiac illnesses such as Heart Failure, coronary heart disease, or heart attack are serious conditions that require professional attention. There are often daily symptoms and complications that accompany living with cardiac illnesses, such as shortness of breath, general fatigue, and swelling. Paramount Home Health Services offers cardiac care to help you or your loved one manage and monitor your heart condition.

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Cardiac care with Paramount Home Health Services involves a collaborative approach between patient, caregiver, and physician. We educate our patients on self-care techniques and provide you or your loved one with tips and resources to better prepare you for life with your condition.

How does cardiac rehabilitation help?

Cardiac rehabilitation can have many health benefits in both the short and long term, including:

  • Strengthening your heart and body after a heart attack.

  • Relieving symptoms of heart problems, such as chest pain.

  • Building healthier habits such as getting more physical activity, quitting smoking, and eating a heart-healthy diet. A nutritionist or dietitian may work with you to help you limit foods with unhealthy fats and eat more fruits and vegetables that are high in vitamins, minerals, and fiber.

  • Reducing stress.

  • Improving your mood. People are more likely to feel depressed after a heart attack. Cardiac rehabilitation can help prevent or lessen depression.

  • Increasing your energy and strength to make daily activities like carrying groceries and climbing stairs easier.

Talk to your doctor about cardiac rehabilitation. Many insurance plans, including Medicaid and Medicare, cover it if you have a doctor’s referral.