Cardiac Rehab: Heart Health

This page is to support people who are doing Cardiac Rehabilitation. This is a program to help people recover and improve their heart health.

The resources on this page can help support what you are doing and learning in Cardiac Rehab.

Take Charge of Your Health

There are lots of ways that you can take charge of your health and be an active partner in your health care. This has many benefits, like better management of your health condition. This video has tips and tricks to help you take charge of your health.

Finding Reliable Health Information Online

Most of us look up health information online. It can be hard to work out if the health information you are reading online is reliable.

Being able to find good health information can help us manage our health better and make good decisions about our health.

Visit this link for some things to look out for to help you work out if you can trust the information.

JargonPlain Language
Pre-opBefore surgery
ECGElectrical picture of your heart
PRNWhen needed
SupineOn back
Discharge planningMaking a plan to get out of hospital
FastDo not eat during this time
SatsOxygen in blood
PathologySomething is not working right
Verbal comprehensionUnderstanding what other people are saying
FebrileHigh temperature
GaitWalking pattern
BilateralBoth sides
AbstainDon’t do
UF goalHow much fluid we want to take off
Primary health assessmentHealth check with GP
ProphylacticTo prevent
QID4 times a day
PivotChanging from an old strategy
AF(atrial fibrillation) Heart flutter/irregular heart rate
Nil by mouthNothing to eat or drink
Upper limbsArms
DyspnoeaShortness of breath
AnalgesiaPain relief

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