Cardiac rehabilitation is a programme of exercise and education which will enable you to return to a full, active and healthy life.
During your hospital stay, a member of the cardiac rehabilitation team will visit you and explain the cardiac rehabilitation programe in detail before you go home.
Remember, the cardiac rehabilitation team is there to help you and increase your confidence. This is just the start of your journey on the road to recovery. In addition, your support network, your GP, family and friends can all play an important role in your recovery.
Cardiac rehabilitation is divided into four separate phases.
These are: Phase 1 : In hospital, Phase 2: Going Home, Phase 3: Education and Exercise and Phase 4: Community or home based programme.
Below you will see a series of videos to accompany the patient booklet which will help you on your journey to recovery.
They cover a range of topics from understanding cardiovascular disease and cardiac rehabilitation to every aspect of the rehabilitation journey, from your hospital stay to going home, as well as information on medication, sex and heart disease and a home based exercise programme.