You need not face heart disease alone. Cardiac rehab is a collective team
effort. You will partner with
doctors, nurses, pharmacists – plus family and friends – to take charge of the choices,
habits that affect your heart. Cardiac rehabilitation programme at Malabar Hospital doesn’t
your past, but it can help you improve your heart’s future.
The aim of cardiac rehabilitation includes launching a plan to help you regain strength, prevent your condition from worsening, reduce your risk of future heart problems, and improve your health and quality of life. Research has found that cardiac rehabilitation programs can reduce your risk of death from heart disease and reduce your risk of future heart problems
Cardiac rehabilitation (also called cardiac rehab) is a customized and
personalized program of exercise
and education designed to help in the recovery of over-all physical/ mental/ social health
person who is suffering from heart disease.
Cardiac rehab is defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as "The sum of activity and interventions required to ensure the best possible physical, mental, and social conditions so that patients with chronic or post-acute cardiovascular disease may, by their own efforts, preserve or resume their proper place in society and lead an active life". In addition to its benefits for improving quality of life; several studies have shown that this programme reduces further hospitalizations and mortality by around 30-50%!
India is among the top countries in the world, in the number of heart disease
patients and mortality.
Compared to the western societies, our rates of cardiac diseases and death keeps increasing
medical technology is progressing. Recurrent heart attacks progressively damage the heart,
medication load and puts an increasing financial and social burden on the patient.
Even though excellent medications and development in coronary angioplasty and cardiac surgery have progressed immensely; this is often not enough for our society. Additionally, many of these interventions are expensive and often do not treat the root cause of progressive heart disease. Cardiac rehab provides a low-cost therapeutic strategy to prevent further cardiac events, prevent further angioplasty/surgery and to reduce your medication load- which is the optimal strategy to tackle Coronary artery disease in India. The SAHRUDAYA programme aims to provide this to oursociety
Any patient who has been started on cardiac medications or undergone cardiac procedures
(angioplasty/surgery). This includes the entire spectrum of coronary artery disease,
disease, cardiac arrhythmias, heart failure and adults with congenital heart disease.
The aim for these patients is to bring them to the normal working society with a renewed confidence of reducing future cardiac risk and reducing long term financial expenses spent for cardiac care.
(Graded customized exercise and weight training /Yoga)
(Psychosocial advice and stressreduction)
(Personalized dietary advise and lifestyle habits)
(Reducing medication load and advise on medical finance
Delivery of the core components requires expertise from a range of different professionals.
Returning to good physical health and body condition is the key to rehabilitate as well as prevent further cardiac events for people. The most important complaint that any person after a heart attack may have is “I can walk/work/do things as I used to before”.Read More +
The cardiologist will review the entire cardiac rehab programme and will finally make a complete prescription for the patient; which includes a concise combination of medical, exercise-related, dietrelated and stress-related; and further address other needs of the patient.Read More +