Cardiac Rehabilitation Tools & Resources

Updated:Nov 28,2016

Tools and resources

Use these tools to help you through your recovery and to track your progress to better heart health.

Heart Attack Recovery Series in Heart Insight Magazine

HI Magazine coverAfter a Heart Attack: What Happens Now?
If you don’t know the answer, you’re not alone. Many survivors feel scared, confused and overwhelmed after a heart attack. Read the first in our four-part series to help guide your steps and connect with resources to support your recovery.

Up and At 'em!
In the 50s, a patient was likely to have their doctor prescribe 12 weeks of bedrest. Today’s patients may not even get 12 hours before they’re out of bed. This article focuses on the importance of cardiac rehabilitation.

Feelings After a Heart Attack
People typically have a spectrum of emotions after a heart attack. Common feelings include fear, anxiety, depression, anger, loneliness - but also hope for the future as well as relief at having another chance.

After a Heart Attack: Don't Wait for a Second
We share five steps you can take to prevent a second heart attack.

Video: Recovering From Your Surgery



Find helpful tips from others who have successfully recovered from heart surgery, including how to maximize your recovery at home.

Cardiac Rehabilitation

Interactive High Blood Pressure Guide

Interactive High Blood Pressure Guide

Find videos, trackers and more with our interactive HBP guide. The guide has tips to empower you to manage your blood pressure. Get started!
Also available as a downloadable PDF.
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