Cardiac rehabilitation is a prevention program that helps people control risk factors for cardiovascular disease, manage their illness and adopt a heart-healthy lifestyle.
Mills-Peninsula’s Cardiac Rehabilitation specialists partner with you and your physician to develop a heart-health plan tailored to your needs.
Cardiac rehabilitation has proven benefits for physical and emotional health, improves overall quality of life and is recognized as an integral component of overall cardiac care.
Cardiac rehabilitation is recommended for people:
- After a heart attack
- With a diagnosis of stable angina or heart failure
- After open heart surgery, including coronary artery bypass, valve repair or replacement and heart transplant
- After angioplasty or stent placement
- At risk for heart disease (due to age, family history, etc.)
- Therapeutic exercise to improve strength and fitness
- Medical assessment and supervision
- Education and counseling to promote a healthy lifestyle (e.g. nutrition, blood pressure and other risk factor control)
- Psychological and social services
- Quit smoking and try to avoid second hand smoke
- Exercise regularly
- Maintain a healthy diet low in saturated fat, cholesterol, salt and sugar
- Control chronic conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes
- Achieve a healthy weight
- Learn to manage stress
- Drink alcohol in moderation or not at all
To learn more about Cardiac Rehabilitation, call (650) 696-4913.