In today’s sedentary lifestyle and habits, most people are getting affected with heart disease. What’s even worrying is, it’s happening at an alarming rate and dreadful pace. For people with heart disease the most important component of treatment would be – correct lifestyle modification and good exercise regime. That’s why we as a part of our complete heart care services, Fortis Hospital, Bannerghatta Road, is offering a comprehensive Cardiac Rehabilitation Program.
Cardiac Rehabilitation increases cardiovascular efficiency, offers physical and psychological benefits, speeds up recovery, and helps in preventing prolonged disability. We teach patients how to adapt to a modified lifestyle that includes Exercise, Nutrition, Education, Stress management and Smoking cessation, for a healthier heart. We provide individualized and medically supervised treatment plans that are based on each person’s unique circumstances. And because the victims of heart disease are not just patients, our program also involves families and loved ones.
WHO DELIVERS THE CARDIAC REHABILITATION?
A team of highly skilled health care professionals which comprises of trained and qualified physiotherapists who work together under the guidance of your referring cardiologist/cardiac surgeon to help you return to a healthy, active lifestyle. Our therapists are certified in advanced cardiac life support, and trained in the response of the heart to exercise and understand the process of heart disease.
WHAT DOES THE CARDIAC REHABILITATION PROGRAM CONSIST OF?
Exercise Training: To help the patient learn how to exercise safely,improve stamina, strengthen muscles and develop an individualized exercise program to help prevent future heart problems. In the early phase, each person’s exercise plan is based on their unique abilities, needs and interests. Individual care and attention is given to the patient, as the patient needs more attention. In the later phases, once the patient becomes more stable and confident, group therapy will be started, where the patient gets the opportunity to meet other patients similar to their condition and interact with them. And in the last phase the patient will be taught about home exercise program and lifestyle modification.
Education, Counseling and Training: It is to help the patient understand his/her heart condition and find ways to reduce his risk of future heart problems. Educational opportunities available include: Home exercise, Nutrition, Medication, Stress management, Weight loss, Smoking cessation, Heart anatomy, Cholesterol, Blood Pressure and Diabetes. The Cardiac Rehab team will help each patient learn how to make positive changes in their lives and cope with the stress of adjusting to a new lifestyle.
WHO CAN ENROLL FOR THE CARDIAC REHABILITATION PROGRAM?
People benefit from Cardiac Rehab if they have been recently diagnosed with:
CAN CARDIAC REHABILITATION REALLY MAKE A DIFFERENCE?
Cardiac Rehab is proven to be a safe and effective way to help those with heart conditions:
HOW DO I ENROLL AND GET STARTED?
Walk-in to the Physiotherapy department, Fortis Hospital Bannerghatta Road, with your physician’s referral and prescription. That’s all it takes to enroll to the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program.
For further information, please feel free to contact:
Physiotherapy Department, Fortis Hospital, B.G. Road
Level 1- Tel: 080-66214191
The ‘Mecca of Medicine’, Fortis Hospital has enriched the lives of many Chennaites, and has earned a reputation of delivering world-class healthcare services at their modern facilities.