Cardiac Rehabilitation has been defined by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as “the sum of activities required to influence favourably the underlying cause of the disease, as well as to ensure the patients the best possible physical, mental and social conditions so that they may by their own efforts preserve, or resume when lost, as normal a place as possible in the life of the community. Rehabilitation cannot be regarded as an isolated form of therapy but must be integrated with the whole treatment, of which it forms only one facet.”
Cardiac Rehabilitation is a multi-disciplinary service involved in the education of patients regarding diagnosis, treatment, recovery and identification of their risk factors. Its’ main aim is to slow, stop or reverse the progression of heart disease by promoting a healthy lifestyle.
Four Phases to Cardiac Rehabilitation
|The immediate (2-6 weeks) post-discharge period.|
|The intermediate (2-6 months) post-discharge period.|
|Community based service – post Phase Three.|
|Track 1. Introduction (1.14)||Download|
|Track 2. Guidelines for Practising Technique (4.12)||Download|
|Track 3. Progressive Muscular Relaxation Technique (14.33)||Download|
NOTE : When learning to use this CD, please begin by listening to all 3 tracks.
Then, once familiar with tracks 1 and 2 (‘Introduction’ and ‘Guidelines’)
go directly to track 3 for the ‘Relaxation Technique’
FOR SAFETY REASONS, CD MUST NOT BE PLAYED WHILST DRIVING