Improving physical & emotional wellbeing following a cardiac event
Defined as – ‘The sum of activity required to ensure the best possible physical, emotional and social conditions so that patients with chronic or post-acute cardiovascular disease may, by their own efforts, preserve or resume their place in the life of the community’ World Health Organisation
Cardiac Rehabilitation aims to improve physical and emotional health as well as quality of life for patients following a cardiac event. ‘It’s Cardiac Rehab!’ is a novel podcast series provides an insight into the way the programme is structured as well as an opportunity to hear from those who deliver the programme as well as those who shared their experience of what it’s like to attend cardiac rehabilitation.
‘It’s Cardiac Rehab!’ is a six episode podcast series bringing together cardiac rehabilitation professionals, expert clinicians and people who participated in a cardiac rehab programme to discuss a variety of topics including exercise, medications, healthy eating and the psychological impact of living with heart disease.
The podcast has been developed by the IACR in collaboration with the Irish Heart Foundation and supported by Servier Laboratories (Ireland) Ltd.
First guidelines on Women-focused Cardiac Rehabilitation. Women are an under-represented patient group in cardiac rehab, despite great need. Therefore ICCPR