Juanida Hospitals offers a specialized cardiac rehabilitation service based on controlled and individualized physical exercise, in a hospital environment and with constant medical attendance, to improve physical condition and reduce the risk of new heart attacks or other complications Could Heart.
Individualization of physical exercises (effectiveness), medical monitoring during sessions (safety) and evaluation of results at the end of treatment are distinctive elements of this cardiac rehabilitation program, which Juanida Hospitals offers individually (not in groups). and supervised in its facilities.
Cardiac rehabilitation is a treatment that cardiologists recommend for patients recovering from cardiac surgery, suffering from heart disease, or myocardial infarction. Dr. Chiaccio specializes in the rehabilitation of the most severe cases. Scientific evidence has shown that regular exercise induces re-adaptation of the heart that has been diseased, improves its strength and resistance, reduces the risk of new attacks, revascularization and symptoms, prolongs the life of patients. Greatly improves quality and quantity.
The regular and controlled exercises performed in these programs improve the risk profile, help control diabetes and blood pressure, control cholesterol and body weight, help patients recover and even His physical condition also improves significantly, but above all, protection from new and dangerous attacks.
“It is advisable – explains Dr. Chiacchio – to start in the first weeks after a heart attack. We can achieve that a patient can do even vigorous exercise in a few weeks, but above all, new heart Increases his life expectancy by reducing the risk of heart attacks, which he is more prone to after a first heart attack. Cardiac rehabilitation performed at Juanida Hospitals involves hospitalization for a period of two to twelve weeks after hospital discharge. Features include an exercise program and face-to-face medical monitoring and evaluation. The program begins with an assessment and taking a medical and physical activity history.
The doctor and patient will collaborate in configuring these programs to create a detailed and personalized plan according to the patient’s needs and possibilities. This last phase includes a stress test to ascertain the condition of the heart and a plan of exercises. Based on the information collected, a hospital exercise plan is drawn up, whose individual sessions will be conducted in Clinica Juanida facilities, with controlled physical activity on a treadmill and/or bicycle, two to three times a week, 20 to 60 Will last for minutes. , with the patient fully monitored during the entire procedure.
Effort is continuously monitored through an electrocardiogram, blood pressure measurement, heart rate and oxygen saturation control, symptoms that patients appear and their perception of effort. For all this, the patient is connected to the sensor during exercise. At the end of hospital sessions, an exercise plan is prescribed for one to two months, which can be done outdoors, at home, or in a gym. After a period of exercise, evaluations are performed, such as an echocardiogram and another control stress test to verify that the limitations caused by the disease have gone away.
“The goal is to improve the physical condition of the heart of a patient who has overcome a cardiac event, especially if it was severe,” Dr. Chiacchio explains. And he adds: «This improvement, which removes the risk of recurrence and premature mortality, must be measured at the end of the phases of the program, in order to verify this improvement in physical condition; Safety and effectiveness are an essential requirement at Juanida Hospitals.”