Cardiac rehabilitation

Cardiac rehabilitation can help you regain your fitness and confidence as well as providing you with information and advice

Cardiac rehabilitation can help you regain your fitness and confidence as well as providing you with information and advice

Many hospitals have a cardiac rehabilitation programme, run by cardiac rehabilitation nurses and physiotherapists, which will help you regain your fitness and confidence as well as providing you with information and advice.

Access to, and format of, cardiac rehabilitation varies across Scotland. Some programmes take place in a hospital or community setting.

As well as exercise you will be encouraged make, and maintain, adjustments towards a healthier more active lifestyleHeart support groups, local leisure services will also be promoted.

This type of programme can be adapted for you, whatever your level of fitness.

Comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation consists of:

  • Exercise training
  • Challenging and changing unhelpful behaviour patterns
  • Education
  • Emotional and psychological support

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