Cardiac rehabilitation is a medically supervised program designed to improve cardiovascular health for those who have experienced heart attack, heart failure, angioplasty or heart surgery.

Each year, the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (A.A.C.V.P.R.) celebrates National Cardiac Rehabilitation Week on the second full week of February.

This annual observance focuses on teaching people about healthier lifestyles and better management of heart disease. The A.A.C.V.P.R. aims to achieve it through avenues such as education, prevention, rehabilitation, research and management. The other aim of this week is to thank those working in the cardiac rehabilitation sector and share educational information.

Learn more. The Health Quality Innovation Network’s cardiac rehabilitation fact sheet is available in Spanish, German, Chinese and Vietnamese.

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