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Toronto General Hospital
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Used for cardiac arrhythmias (abnormal heart rhythms) Used to treat chest pain (angina) Used to help prevent future heart attacks in patients who have had a heart attack. Combined Alpha and Beta-Blockers. Combined alpha and beta-blockers are used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure. Commonly prescribed include: Carvedilol (Coreg, Coreg CR). Heart failure results from other conditions that weaken the heart, such as heart attack, coronary artery disease, high blood pressure, or diabetes. It does not go away and needs to be treated with medication and daily monitoring. ∗ Increases heart rate, vasoconstriction and contractility. ∗ Used primarily in cardiac settings with severe cardiogenic shock. ∗ Typically a last line drug in adults due to increased myocardial oxygen consumption that results from its affects (heart is beating faster and stronger against more resistance). Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) is a comprehensive risk reduction program, of which patient education is considered a core component . Thus, American and Canadian Cardiovascular Societies include education as a quality indicator of CR , .Cited by:
Cardiac rehabilitation (cardiac rehab) is a professionally supervised program to help improve the health and wellbeing of patients who have a history of heart problems. Cardiac rehab programs usually provide exercise training, education, and counseling services to help heart patients increase physical fitness, reduce cardiac symptoms, improve health and reduce the risk of future heart problems.