Cardiac Rehab & heart failure

You will probably be encouraged to participate in cardiac rehabilitation.

You will meet members of the health care team that will include the nurse specialists, dietician, physiotherapist and pharmicist.

During this period of time you will be continually assessed regarding your physical and emotional health.

Importantly you will meet others in a similar situation as yourself and realise that you are not alone.

Part of rehabilitation will include advice regarding lifestyle changes including excercises.

For those who have an interest in swimming it is wise to discuss this form of exercise with health care professionals as this may pose particular problems with heart failure patients. Here, a link via the BHF (British Heart Foundation) https://www.bhf.org.uk/heart-matters-magazine/activity/ask-the-experts-swimming

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