Cardiac Rehab or Cardiac Rehabilitation is where we help you to recover after a heart attack (or other heart events).
This page gives you information about:
The aim of the Cardiac Rehabilitation programme is to get you back to as normal and active a life as possible and to reduce the risks of a further cardiac event by:-
A supervised exercise programme, which is individually prescribed for you and reviewed at each session.
Two sessions a week for five weeks or one session a week for eight weeks (modified programme). Each session will last approximately two and a half hours.
The programme includes:
Advice and discussions on subjects related to improving your health, for example:
Cardiac rehabilitation is available to anyone who has had:
During the session you may see:
What do I bring?
What are the benefits of exercise?
Are there any risks involved?
If you get any of the above symptoms while exercising in class then stop and speak to one of the supervising cardiac rehab professionals immediately. If at home then speak to your GP or contact NHS Direct.
You will be assessed to ensure you have a safe and individualised exercise prescription.
In very rare instances, physical activity can lead to heart attack, stroke or even death, but every effort is made to reduce these risks through close supervision and monitoring by the cardiac rehabilitation professionals.
During each session your pulse rate, blood pressure and a scale of perceived exertion will be monitored. Your progression will be decided in consultation with your Physiotherapist or Exercise Physiologist. Your exercise may be stopped at any time.
A follow-on exercise programme in the community will be discussed and given to you before your last session with us.
Cardiac Rehabilitation Department
Royal: 0151 706 2278
Broadgreen: 0151 600 1922
The Cardiac Rehabilitation sessions take place in: