Cardiac Rehabilitation (CR) is programme of exercise, education and support for people who have had a heart attack, bypass surgery, angioplasty or other cardiac surgery. It helps people regain their confidence and exercise safely; gives support and motivation in making any necessary lifestyle changes and ultimately speeds up the process of returning to normal and getting back to work.
The Royal Surrey County Hospital boasts an established and comprehensive CR Programme. CR as a whole has been shown to reduce cardiac mortality by as much as 27% over three years.
We offer an Individual assessment followed by a tailored exercise and education programme to patients referred after:
- Heart attack
- Bypass surgery
- Angioplasty and stenting
- Valve surgery
Our programme is run by an experienced team of health professionals. The key personnel are:
Senior physiotherapist & Team Leader
Specialist Cardiac Rehab Sister
Physiotherapy technical instructor
Senior occupational therapist
We provide rehabilitation for the patients of our three Cardiology Consultants and are based in the Rehabilitation Department.
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