Richard D. Zorowitz MD


Cardiac Rehabilitation: Maintenance Program

Cardiac rehabilitation (rehab) includes a phase that helps you keep the healthy behaviors and habits that you learned in rehab. This phase, or program, is often referred to as the maintenance part of rehab, because it can help you maintain healthy lifestyle changes. Your goals are to: Learn lifestyle changes to lower…

Cardiac Rehabilitation: Weight and Resistance Training

Resistance training with weights, elastic bands, or your own body weight may help you regain the physical strength and confidence to do the daily tasks you performed before your heart problem or surgery. Resistance training can help you get the most benefit from your cardiac rehabilitation (rehab) program. Do not start…

Cardiac Rehabilitation: Lifestyle Changes

A cardiac rehabilitation (rehab) program can help you make lifestyle changes. In cardiac rehabilitation (rehab), a team of health professionals provides education and support to help you make new, healthy habits. Quit smoking Quitting smoking is the best thing you can do to reduce your risk of future problems. Medicines…

Cardiac Rehabilitation: Exercise

Exercise is an important part of a cardiac rehabilitation program. Combining exercise with other lifestyle changes, such as eating a balanced diet and stopping smoking, reduces the risk of future heart problems. What kinds of exercise will you do? Riding a stationary bike, walking on a treadmill, and resistance training…