Poohbear Posted November 13, 2005 Report Share Posted November 13, 2005 Anyone been on a cardiac rehab program? I am interested in this and talked generically to the Dr's at Vanderbilt about it. They were in favor of it. When I got home and talked to my cardiologist about it he was telling me about their cardiac rehab program and it sounds too gruelling for folks like us.He says their program starts out with 5 days a week for 1 hour a day and they rotate activities while monitoring your heart rate...cycling, rowing, walking, running etc. I don't see any way I could go for one hour every day (he says they make you rest if your heart rate gets above a certain point so it's not that you truly exercise 1 hr).The impression I had from others is that we need to start out much slower than what my cardiologist is describing.Has anyone here tried cardiac rehab? If so, what exercise was involved and how did you proceed with the program?I already went through Physical therapy where we worked on resistance and leg strengthening.Any input would be appreciated. Thanks! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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