Each year, nearly 790,000 adults in the U.S. suffer a heart attack. This podcast discusses the importance of getting cardiac rehab after a heart attack. Created: 8/24/2017 by MMWR.
Date Released: 8/24/2017. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.
A MINUTE OF HEALTH WITH CDC
Rehab for the Heart Use of Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation Among Heart Attack Survivors – 20 U.S. States and the District of Columbia, 2013 and Four U.S. States, 2015
Recorded: August 22, 2017; posted: August 24, 2017
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Each year, nearly 790,000 adults in the U.S. suffer a heart attack. For a third of these, it’s not their first. Cardiac rehabilitation could have prevented many of these. Only one in three heart attack survivors gets help during their recovery period. Cardiac rehab provides education about causes of heart attacks; tools for healthy living, such as regular exercise and a healthy diet; and counseling to reduce stress. Cardiac rehab can reduce a person’s chances of dying from a heart attack by more than half. If you have had a heart attack, talk with your health care professional about things you can do to prevent another one.
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