If you’ve suffered a heart attack or another traumatic cardiovascular complication, you might be wondering when you’ll be back in action. An important part of recovery is cardiac rehabilitation.
If you injure a joint, you go to physical therapy to ease the healing process and get your muscles back in shape. Since your heart is a muscle, it also needs to “get back in shape” if it has been damaged. That’s where cardiac rehabilitation comes in. Your cardiologist will work with the cardiac rehabilitation team to build a recovery plan that is right for you. Here, a member of our cardiac rehab team explains why this is important for patients whose hearts need healing: