Heart Attack

Cardiac Rehabilitation, or “Cardiac Rehab”, is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to the prevention, stabilization and possible reversal of cardiovascular disease. It is not only for people who are at high risk, or have had, a heart attack; patients who have undergone valve replacement, stent insertion, or bypass surgery also qualify. Members of the care team typically include physiotherapists, kinesiologists, social workers, nutritionists, nurses, physicians, and psychiatrists.


Early heart attack warning symptoms

What most people don’t know is that the warning symptoms are different for women.

Did you know physiotherapy can help you recover from a heart attack?

By Kerry Kittson, PT Practice & Policy Coordinator, Canadian Physiotherapy Association What is a heart attack? Heart attack, or myocardial infarction, is defined as death of a portion of the myocardium, or heart (1). This occurs because of a lack of oxygen supply to the heart. Just like you have arteries that carry oxygen-rich blood […]