Health Benefits of Cardiac Rehabilitation

The many benefits of cardiac rehab include:

  • Lower risk of fatal heart attack.
  • Recovery after bypass surgery .
  • Decreased severity of angina and decreased need for medicines to control angina.
  • Reduced need for hospital stays and emergency room visits for heart problems.
  • Decreased blood pressure.
  • Reduced shortness of breath and fatigue in people with heart failure.
  • Ability to exercise longer (increased exercise tolerance).
  • Improved cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
  • Reduced emotional stress, depression, and anxiety.
  • Significant weight loss when exercise is combined with other changes in lifestyle, such as eating a balanced diet.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Rakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology
Specialist Medical Reviewer John A. McPherson, MD, FACC, FSCAI - Cardiology

Current as ofNovember 14, 2014