Instituto Cardiovascular

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FCV Cardiac Rehabilitation Program

In our FCV Cardiac Rehabilitation Program we provide different plans, according to the needs of each patient, ensuring their comfort and greater evolution, always under the highest standards of quality and safety.
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Short Plan
In our FCV Cardiac Rehabilitation Program we provide different plans, according to the needs of each patient, ensuring their comfort and greater evolution, always under the highest standards of quality and safety.
FCV Cardiac Rehabilitation Program Components

Our Cardiac Rehabilitation Program at the Instituto Cardiovascular of the FCV includes the following components:

  • Physical activity.
  • Healthy eating.
  • Adherence to pharmacological treatment.
  • Positive mental attitude.

Therefore, within the activities of the Program, the following specialties are contemplated:

Cardiology
It is in charge of the initial assessment of the patient in order to define which of the programs he is a candidate for and to monitor his adherence to the pharmacological treatment. Long-term and heart failure patients are assessed at the beginning and end of the program in order to define changes in adherence to drug treatment.
Stages and Phases of the FCV Cardiac Rehabilitation Program
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The Cardiac Rehabilitation Program of the Instituto Cardiovascular of the FCV, has the following stages and phases that make possible the integral recovery of our patients:

Stage 1: Intrahospital

Activities developed by the physical therapy professional, aimed at improving the patient's physical condition.

Phase 1
Phase One or Hospitalization begins between 24 and 48 hours after a cardiac event, in the absence of symptoms, until the patient is discharged from the hospital, and aims to counteract the effects of prolonged rest on the patient, prepare him/her for discharge from the hospital and ensure safety in daily habits such as bathing, combing or dressing. 

This phase is the ideal time to begin secondary prevention activities by prioritizing education regarding basic pathology and procedures performed, cardiovascular risk factors and their modification, diet, medications, adequate stress management, care upon return home, activities to be performed, and warning signs.

Stage 2: Outpatient

Activities developed by the medical team - interdisciplinary care, focused on promoting healthy lifestyles and biopsychosocial reintegration of the patient.

Phase 2
Phase Two or Convalescence is the phase from departure to 3 months. It is an intensive program of risk factor control and monitored exercise, which aims to improve functional capacity, modify cardiovascular risk factors, improve mood, and avoid depression, improve self-confidence and adherence to medication.

In this Phase, an interdisciplinary team made up of a Cardiologist, Nurse, Physiotherapist, Nutritionist, and Psychologist (optional), takes part to offer integral attention to the patient.

FCV Cardiac Rehabilitation Service Benefits

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Our FCV Cardiac Rehabilitation Program brings the following benefits to our patients:

  • Improves your life quality.
  • Decreases the risk of having a heart attack for the first time or once again.
  • Perform your daily tasks more easily.
  • Increases your activity level and improves your physical fitness.
  • Learn how to eat a heart healthy diet
  • Reach an optimal weight.
  • Reduces blood pressure and body fat levels.
  • Improves blood sugar control.
  • Reduces stress.
  • Decreases the risk of dying from heart disease.
  • Maintains independence.
  • Increases the percentage of labor reincorporation.
  • Decrease fatigue.
  • A Decrease in stress, insecurity and anxiety.