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Cardiac Rehabilitation

Comprehensive Care for Heart Patients at WTMF in Fremont

What is the objective of cardiac rehabilitation? The goal of a cardiac rehabilitation program is to promote healing and recovery for the patient through a variety of means. Your physiatrist can help you and provide the support and care you need to achieve results. Our doctors of physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) at Washington Township Medical Foundation help integrate rehabilitation for our heart patients.

Heart disease is the most common cause of death and disability in the United States today. Cardiac rehabilitation is increasingly being recognized as an important component of cardiac care. Unfortunately, its importance is very under-recognized. Current numbers suggest that as few as 1 or 2 in 10 qualifying patients are receiving cardiac rehabilitation.

Physiatry & Heart Disease

Physiatrists emphasize numerous goals for heart patients, such as:

  • Maximizing function
  • Minimizing risk
  • Achieving optimal cardiac conditioning
  • Reducing pain / disability

Your physiatrist may recommend a combination of exercise and education in a treatment approach tailored to your needs. From monitored walking and exercise to outpatient rehabilitation, components such as diet, exercise, and medication are coordinated and considered. Objectives include symptom management / reduction, restored function, improved cholesterol levels, stress reduction, and improved quality of life and life expectancy. Learn more about cardiac rehabilitation from Fremont physiatrists at Washington Township Medical Foundation.

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