CHD – Recovery

Coronary Heart Disease – Recovery 

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Coronary Heart Disease – Recovery

Recovering from coronary heart disease (CHD)

Heart surgery or serious event such as a heart attack can be traumatic for the person and their family. There are processes in place that can help a person transition back to living a normal life.

The Cardiac Rehabilitation Programmes

A trained healthcare professional may visit a patient before they have their surgery where they will provide information about the condition and the actual surgical procedure itself. Once a person has had their operation and have been discharged from the hospital, there care would usually continue at home. Often a member of the cardiac rehabilitation team will either call or visit a person at home to see how they care coping and also to review their progress.

The cardiac rehabilitation programs vary between different hospitals but the may generally cover the four key areas below:

  1. An exercise plans
  2. An education programs
  3. Guidance and strategies on how to relax
  4. Providing emotional support

 Once the patient has completed the rehabilitation programme, it is important to continue with what was learnt. It is known that an improved diet and continued regular exercise make it less likely of future disease complications.

Taking Care Of Yourself

Future Genetics are driven by carrying out clinical trials and research studies that focus on empowering patients and their families. That empowerment also included providing education that can help us all potentially live better and healthier lives. On that note it is important to understand the reality that management of our health is driven by a large extent on our lifestyle choices. Therefore, it is important that a person empowers themselves to live fulfilling lives. Part of recovering from heart surgery is to move forward by trying to stay fit and stay well in mind and body. The good news is that you are not alone in your efforts to live well after surgery. Your GP can give you advice around support that is open to you. There are also a number of charities that provide excellent support and community, such as the British Heart Foundation.