Welcome to Rehabilitate Your Heart


Since we will be talking about health a little disclaimer is in order:

I am a scientifically minded person who enjoys learning and sharing with the world lessons about cardiovascular disease, exercise, research, news,  and experiences of  working with heart patients.  My hope is that the information I divulge here will  be useful to you. It comes from years of experience, a passion to learn, and a desire to  improve health care delivery.  Do you agree that when it comes to your health, being informed is the first step towards taking care of yourself? Through the blog I hope  to try to help you learn about heart issues, hopefully it is meaningful to you. Please take time to visit the bottom of this blog site, as I have placed many useful links for  resources, nutrition, exercise, and support.

This blog is for information purposes only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for any medical conditions. You should promptly seek professional medical care if you have any concern about your health, and should always consult your physician before starting a fitness program.

84 thoughts on “Welcome to Rehabilitate Your Heart

  1. I would like to thank you for the information you posted about recovery after open heart surgery. I had surgery for an ascending aortic dissection six months ago and I’m recovering well. It has been a slow but good recovery with a few worries along the way because I couldn’t find any information like in your post about the longer recovery time, not mentioned elsewhere. The most informative info I have found in six months.
    Thanks again

  2. I would really love to send Elizabeth Dole a email with a few questions. Is that possible?
    What an excellent website you have provided and I really appreciate it. I’m not sure if this is a proper place to ask her questions but I just had triple bypass when had a few to ask.

  3. I just found out 3 weeks ago of blocked arteries the hospital who found it wouldn’t do a by pass or stents. But another heart place dud 4 stents on my right side energancy surgery before the date due to which now the 18th there doing the left side. It’s been 3 days since I had this done today I had,a sansation like funny can’t explain really and my right arm on shoulder was achey and I took 3 aspirin to see if it go away it did for awhile but felt later like a strech of some sort like a pull is this a sign of setting in or is it a bad sign almost like a pinch like.

  4. Great Post
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  5. Once i initially commented We visited your “Notify me personally when brand-new reviews are generally added” checkbox and now each time a remark will be included My partner and i receive several messages while using identical review. Is there in whatever way you are able to take away individuals from that will assistance? Cheers!

  6. Thank you for providing all of this information.The different perspectives on healing, self-care, and the amount of time it would take to recover from an unexpected ascending aortic aneurysm surgery have been invaluable, I especially appreciate the honesty about the quality of life, the physical and emotional impact, and the amount of time it would take to move through different stages of recovery. I am an active 52-year-old professor, and I felt like my very busy life came to a slamming halt when I learned that I must have surgery. I also felt very scared and alone since none of my friends or family have ever needed this type of surgery. Everyone on my medical team has told me that I am lucky, but initially I was so shocked that it took me time to appreciate what was happening to my body and my life. This blog helped fill in so many missing details that my physicians could not provide. By that I mean my physicians were excellent, but their focus was on the big picture of having a technically successful surgery. I am now 10-months post surgery. My sternotomy wound continues to heal in all its different ways, and I feel — physically and emotionally — better and better every week.

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