Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation in McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania
What is Cardiac Rehab?
A supervised exercise program designed to improve your cardiovascular health through:
What Are the Benefits of
- Reduce your overall risk of dying, the risk of future heart problems, and the risk of dying from a heart attack.
- Decrease pain and the need for medicines to treat heart or chest pain.
- Lessen the chance that you'll have to go back to the hospital or emergency room for a heart problem.
- Improve your overall health by reducing your risk factors for heart problems
- Improve your quality of life and make it easier for you to work, take part in social activities, and exercise.
Going to cardiac rehab regularly also can reduce stress, improve your ability to move around, and help you stay independent.
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What is PAD?
Peripheral arterial disease (P.A.D.) results from plaque buildup (atherosclerosis) in the arteries making them thicker and narrower. Narrowing of the arteries limits blood flow, often to the legs causing pain (called intermittent claudication). This leg pain is often with exertion which limits mobility, function, and decreases quality of life.
Supervised exercise programs for PAD.
Exercise programs have been shown to decrease the symptoms of PAD. The exercise program usually consists of progressive walking and is recommended 30-60 minutes, 3 times per week.
Who is a candidate for Cardiopulmonary rehab?
A physician must refer you to the supervised exercise program for PAD. You must have a diagnosis of PAD with symptomatic intermittent claudication (pain) in your legs.
What are the benefits of an exercise program for PAD?
·Improve quality and distance of walking with less leg pain
·Improve quality of life
·Prevent PAD progression to artery blockages and/or amputation
·Decrease symptoms and lower risk for coronary artery disease, heart attack, and stroke