Cardiac Rehabilitation Programme

Cardiac Rehabilitation has been defined by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as “the sum of activities required to influence favourably the underlying cause of the disease, as well as to ensure the patients the best possible physical, mental and social conditions so that they may by their own efforts preserve, or resume when lost, as normal a place as possible in the life of the community.  Rehabilitation cannot be regarded as an isolated form of therapy but must be integrated with the whole treatment, of which it forms only one facet.”

 

Introduction

Cardiac Rehabilitation is a multi-disciplinary service involved in the education of patients regarding diagnosis, treatment, recovery and identification of their risk factors. Its’ main aim is to slow, stop or reverse the progression of heart disease by promoting a healthy lifestyle.

 

Contact the Cardiac Rehabilitation Department

Call (021) 49 20832

 

Four Phases to Cardiac Rehabilitation

Phase One

In-patient stay.

Phase Two

The immediate (2-6 weeks) post-discharge period.

Phase Three

The intermediate (2-6 months) post-discharge period.

Phase Four

Community based service – post Phase Three.

 

Relaxation CD

Track 1. Introduction (1.14)Download
Track 2. Guidelines for Practising Technique (4.12)Download
Track 3. Progressive Muscular Relaxation Technique (14.33)Download

 

NOTE : When learning to use this CD, please begin by listening to all 3 tracks.

Then, once familiar with tracks 1 and 2 (‘Introduction’ and ‘Guidelines’)

go directly to track 3 for the ‘Relaxation Technique’

FOR SAFETY REASONS, CD MUST NOT BE PLAYED WHILST DRIVING