A cardiac condition requires medical management for life, a reality that can be discouraging. Research shows that one in five people develops depression and one in three develops severe anxiety after being hospitalized for a cardiac event.
“Patients are often scared to be physically active after cardiac surgery,” explains cardiologist Jatinchandra Patel, DO. “This can lead to isolation and depression.”
Cardiac rehabilitation helps patients take control of their health and connect with others with the same condition. Participants rebuild their confidence and endurance through monitored exercise and empowering education.
“At rehab, patients see people in varying stages of recovery,” says Dr. Patel. “Meeting patients who are strong and motivated at the end of their treatment can provide encouragement and hope to patients in earlier phases of their recovery journeys.”
To learn more about the Cardiac Rehab program at CentraState, visit centrastate.com/cardiology or call 866-CENTRA7 (866-236-8727).