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Cardiac Rehabilitation Service

Cardiology (Heart)

The cardiac rehabilitation programme is made up of a multi-disciplinary team who provide support for patients and their families throughout their experience of heart disease.

Here at CUH, the cardiac rehab team aims to help patients approach the future with confidence, and aims to provide the information, support and advice that patients need to make lifestyle changes and improve risk factors.

The programme focuses on the long-term nature of cardiovascular disease, helping you to come to terms with it and make lifestyle changes to improve long term risk.

We aim to see all patients after a cardiac event such as coronary bypass surgery, coronary angioplasty or heart valve surgery.

Cardiac rehab is delivered by a team of healthcare professionals in a variety of settings, ranging from completing home exercise programmes, group classes at a local leisure centres and community centres or Addenbrooke’s hospital.

Information for patients

Non-urgent advice: Exercising at home

The Cardiac Rehabilitation team are committed to helping patients continue with Rehabilitation independently away from the group settings.

Typically you will receive contact from one of the cardiac rehabilitation nurses while in hospital, or soon after you are discharged from hospital.

You may also be invited to attend for a clinic appointment or complete a phone consultation. If suitable you will be asked to see one of the exercise physiologists for an assessment prior to starting the exercise classes.

These assessments and clinic appointments will allow you to ask a number of questions as well as allowing us to find out more about you, such as checking your medications, blood pressure and fitness levels and providing you with the appropriate advice to optimise your cardiac health.

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