Cardiac rehabilitation is the process by which you recover and get back to as full a life as possible after a cardiac event such as a heart attack, or after having a treatment such as coronary bypass surgery. It also aims to help promote your health and keep you well after you go home from hospital. Your consultant may recommend for you to attend a series of supervised exercises and information classes during your recovery after your heart procedure. Graded exercise is a vital part of your rehabilitation, and will help progress your activity levels from a walking program back to your baseline level.
The Cardiac Rehabilitation Programme in the Beacon Hospital aims to;
- Provide our patients with the highest quality cardiac rehabilitation and secondary prevention service in partnership with the Consultant Cardiologists, multidisciplinary team members, patients and their families.
- Assist the patient in his/her recovery after a cardiac event, improve self-confidence and enhance the wellbeing of the entire family unit.
- Promote through education and support the adaptation by patients of a healthy heart lifestyle. We work as a multidisciplinary team to maximise the care provided.
- Promote learning and provide a supportive environment for all participants, respecting each other’s needs, abilities and potential.
These sessions are provided by the cardiac rehabilitation team in the physiotherapy department in the Beacon Hospital. They are specifically designed to help you find out how much activity you can safely do, and provide you with the confidence and information to become more active.
The courses run for a 6 week period, 24 hours total over 6 weeks.
There is a warm-up of ten/fifteen minutes prior to the circuit.
The aerobic phase lasts about thirty minutes and consists both aerobic and cardiovascular exercise circuit. To conclude the exercise session, there is a ten/fifteen-minute cool-down in order to taper off the exercise gradually.
The second hour of each session is focused on this lifestyle education. Lifestyle changes should be encouraged and supported where appropriate, e.g. weight reduction, smoking cessation, retraining with a view to returning to work.
For more information on Cardiac Rehab please contact Beacon Hospital Physiotherapy on 01/2936692 or firstname.lastname@example.org