Cardiac Rehab, Phase 1: What to Expect Post MI Featured
Show: Sports Medicine & Fitness Show
Peggy Kraus, M.A., RCEP
Cardiac Rehab, and Life Style Changes That Make a Difference
Cardiac rehabilitation is a medically supervised program to help heart patients recover quickly and improve their overall physical, mental and social functioning. The goal is to stabilize, slow or even reverse the progression of cardiovascular disease, thereby reducing the risk of heart disease, another cardiac event or death. Cardiac rehabilitation programs include: Peggy Kraus, M.A., RCEP, Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist, comes on the show to discuss what to expect from the Cardiac Rehab process and how you can make lifestyle changes and exercise even if you have many different factors that may make exercise difficult.
Peggy Kraus, RCEP, M.A., has a master's degree in Professional Physical Education from New York University and is an American College of Sports Medicine Certified . She has worked in both cardiopulmonary rehab and in commercial fitness, and she has more than 15 years of experience in guiding people to better health through positive lifestyle change, using proper diet and regular exercise.
Melanie Cole, M.S.
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