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Individual assessment of rehabilitation needs following:

  • Myocardial infarction (heart attack)
  • Coronary artery bypass surgery
  • Angioplasty
  • Acute Coronary Syndromes

Cardiac rehabilitation programme

The group cardiac rehabilitation programme consists of seven weekly sessions, each lasting 2 hours, programmes run by the Gloucestershire Cardiac Rehabilitation team are avaliable in: -

  • Cheltenham
  • Cinderford
  • Cirencester
  • Gloucester
  • The Reddings
  • Stroud

The team aim to offer a place on a programme in a location and on dates that suit you. After a cardiac eventor heart surgery most people are ready to start a programme after approximately 4-8 weeks. After an angioplasty without any other cardiac event patients may be able to start straight away.

Expect to be in groups of about 12-14 people, you may also bring your partner or a friend should you wish. Each week an exercise specialist, a psychologist and nurse will offer a programme of education, advice and support on all aspects of recovering from your cardiac event. A dietitian will attend one of the sessions.

You will be given the most upto date infomation and have the opportunity to discuss your progress, there is also the opportunity to participate in supervised excercise sessions.

Research shows that patients who follow the cardiac rehabilitation programme are able to do more, feel more confident and enjoy a healthier life style. It is possible for you to improve how well your heart works and reduce the risk of having another cardiac event. The rehabilitation team are there to help you make the best recovery you can.

Contact

The Cardiac Rehabilitation service is run by Gloucestershire Care Services. The team is contactable on 08454 221212, option 2 (you do not need to listen to the complete list of options before pressing 2)

 

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