Cardiac rehabilitation

It represents the first step in initiating secondary prevention measures after the patient has suffered a cardiovascular event.

The indications of heart recovery are very wide and cover:

  • Acute myocardial infarction in the past 12 months
  • Stable effort angina
  • Coronary bypass surgery
  • Correction or replacement of heart valves
  • Coronary angioplasty with or without stent implantation
  • Lung or heart transplantation
  • Chronic heart failure

Benefits of cardiovascular recovery:

  • Live longer and reduce your chances of suffering another cardiovascular event
  • Get control of heart disease symptoms such as chest pain or breathing problems
  • Stop the process of damaging the heart's vessels or even reverse it
  • Reduce the physical and emotional effects caused by the heart disease
  • Improve physical exercise and mobility capacity for resuming the usual activities, including work
  • Increase self-esteem and quality of life

The structure of the cardiac rehabilitation program


Phase I

  • acute, immediately after an acute cardiovascular episode - from the beginning of the hospital admission period, lasting approximately 5-7 days, until the discharge of the patient


Phase II

  • 6-12 weeks post-discharge period, in which the patient regularly follows a supervised physical activity program, accompanied by medication therapy, personalized diet and psychological counseling in an ambulatory medical facility or at home using telemedicine


Phase III

  • the maintenance period, consisting of the full implementation of the secondary prevention measures learned during the previous two phases, for the rest of your life, in order to slow/stop disease progression and the need for a new hospitalization