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8 Things to Know About Cardiac Rehabilitation

Strengthening Your Heart

After an angioplasty or other heart procedure, your doctor may recommend cardiac rehabilitation. The goal of cardiac rehab is to improve your overall health and well being and decrease your risk for future heart problems. Here’s what you can expect during cardiac rehab and beyond.

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  1. What Is Cardiac Rehabilitation? National Institutes of Health. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/rehab
  2. What To Expect During Cardiac Rehabilitation. National Institutes of Health. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/rehab/during
  3. What To Expect When Starting Cardiac Rehabilitation. National Institutes of Health. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/rehab/start
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