Exercise can not only prevent development of cardiovascular disease, it can also help treat and alleviate symptoms of a number of cardiovascular conditions. Regular low to moderate-intensity exercise for people with CHD prevents the blood vessels narrowing further, prevents blood clotting, increases delivery of blood to the heart and helps maintain a normal heart rhythm. Our Exercise Physiologist is the health care professional with expertise to plan and manage exercise for people needing cardiac rehabilitation.
Patients with chronic heart failure are encouraged to exercise, however must be stable (consult professional prior exercise). Aerobic exercise is important for cardiac rehabilitation the greater the ability to increase exercise and functional capacity, the higher the outcomes on survival.