Clinical research has confirmed that cardiac rehabilitation improves the health of heart patients, thus cutting down on their healthcare costs.
Research shows that people who participate in cardiac rehab after a heart attack can reduce their risk of death from a future heart attack. Patients with coronary artery disease or heart failure can also benefit from a cardiac rehab program.
The benefits of cardiac rehabilitation include:
Because there is a reduced need for care, costs for doctors visits, emergency room visits, and hospitalization are also reduced, which saves patients money. Also, research shows that many patients see a decreased need for medications to control angina after participating in cardiac rehab.