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Who should participate in cardiac rehab?

For those with a wide range of cardiac conditions, cardiac rehabilitation can be the best way to reduce your risk of another event or to keep a condition from getting worse.

If you've had one of the following conditions or procedures, a custom-designed cardiac rehabilitation program may be your best route to maximum recovery:

  • Heart attack (myocardial infarction)
  • Heart failure (sometimes called congestive heart failure, or CHF)
  • Chest pain or angina
  • Known coronary artery disease, or major risk factors for CAD
  • Valve replacement (valve surgery [AVR/MVR])
  • Heart transplant (or kidney transplants)
  • Abnormal exercise test
  • Irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia)
  • Percutaneous coronary intervention, such as angioplasty
  • Pacemaker/ICD placement
  • Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery

Although you may have one of these conditions or procedures, your doctor may not recommend cardiac rehab if you have certain additional medical problems. However, almost everyone with heart disease or risk factors for heart disease would benefit from some form of risk factor assessment, activity counseling and health education. Ask your doctor whether cardiac rehab is right for you.

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For more information about Cardiac Rehab services at Phoebe, please call (229) 312-8726.

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Phoebe Putney Health System is a network of hospitals, family medicine clinics, rehab facilities, auxiliary services, and medical education training facilities. Founded in 1911,
Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital (the flagship hospital) is one of Georgia's largest comprehensive regional medical centers. From the beginning, Phoebe's mission and vision
has been to bring the finest medical talent and technology to the citizens of Southwest Georgia, and to serve all citizens of the community regardless of ability to pay.