A lot of people think that cardiac rehabilitation is just about exercise after a cardiac event. As a physio and exercise physiologist running cardiac rehab, I extol the virtues of exercise. But I’d also be the first to say that exercise per se isn’t cardiac rehab.
Sure, exercise is one of its most important components. But if you think you can manage alone after your cardiac event just by exercising, think again. Although many of us associate “cardiac rehab” with treadmill walking and lots of gadgets hooked on, there’s much more to cardiac rehab than meets the eye! Even if you think you’re ‘cured’ with a stent, a CABG op, or a pacemaker, you still need cardiac rehab. Read more