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					 Cardiac Rehabilitation
                Are you or someone you know
                    missing the benefits of
                   Cardiac Rehabilitation?




Rev. Sep 2003
What is Cardiovascular Disease?
   Cardiovascular diseases include:
     Coronary artery disease (CAD)
     Stroke
     High blood pressure
     Heart failure
     Atherosclerosis
     Peripheral vascular disease


   It affects 61.8 million American
   It will cost Americans $352 billion in 2003
Cardiovascular Disease is
America's Number 1 Killer!

  Cancer                 All Other
   23%                   Causes
                           38%




           CV Diseases
              39%
     Coronary Artery Disease

   12.9 million Americans have a history of
    heart attack*, angina, or both
     – affects 6.3 million men
     – affects 6.6 million women


   1.1 million Americans will have a new or
    recurrent heart attack this year

          *Heart attack is medically termed
            myocardial infarction or MI
           Coronary Artery Disease
   MI is the single leading cause of death in America
       –   47% of all MIs expected this year will result in death
                                     1200000
           Number of Heart Attacks



                                     1000000

                                      800000

                                      600000          Non-fatal
                                                      Fatal
                                      400000

                                      200000
                                               47%
                                           0
                                               2003
    CAD Disease Risk Factors
Controllable              Uncontrollable

   Tobacco                  Age
   Lipids                   Gender
   Blood pressure           Heredity
   Physical inactivity
   Excess body
    weight
   Diabetes
   Stress
            What is Cardiac
            Rehabilitation?
 Exercise and lifestyle
  modification
 Supervised by variety of
  health care professionals and
  requires physician referral
 An outpatient service at the
  hospital or clinic and
 Meets two to three times
  a week
          Components
       of Cardiac Rehab?

 Supervised progressive
  exercise/activity
 Nutrition
  recommendations
 Blood pressure and
  cholesterol control
More …

 Smoking cessation
 Stressmanagement
 Weight management
 Diabetes control
        Benefits of Participation
   Improved functional abilities

   Improved quality of life

   Reduction of lifestyle related risks

   Increased knowledge of disease process and
    prevention strategies

   Improved ability to perform daily life activities
  More benefits of participation...

 Increased knowledge of      heart
  disease

 Increased self-esteem   and
  confidence

 Improved adherence to
  healthy lifestyle choices
        Who Is Eligible for
        Cardiac Rehab?
 Medicare covers cardiac rehab for those
  who have had any of the following:
  – Heart attack
  – Bypass surgery
  – Angina


 Private insurances vary and will be
  reviewed and cleared by staff prior to
  starting the program
What is the cost of
 cardiac rehab?
Most charges for outpatient cardiac rehab are
 covered by insurance
Staff will assist in evaluating coverage and
 calculating out of pocket costs (if any) prior to
 starting
“Maintenance” programs are designed to help
 patients continue their commitment to exercise.
 These programs are not covered by insurance.
Cardiac Rehab Professionals:
 Cardiac Rehab Partnership:
  – Medical Director
  – Referring Physicians
  – Nurses
  – Exercise Physiologists
  – Dietitians/Nutritionists
  – Social Services
  – Psychosocial Services
  – Pharmacists
     Why is Cardiac Rehab
          Important?

   Cardiac Rehab will give you the tools,
knowledge, and motivation needed to fight the
progression of cardiovascular disease with your
              “heart and soul”!

				
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