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The Benefits of Participating in Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation After a Cardiac Event

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Cardiac rehabilitation, more casually known as cardiac rehab, is a program customized to improve the health of cardiac patients through exercise and education.  The program is personalized for each patient, whether he or she suffered from a heart attack or underwent surgery as a treatment for their heart disease.  Cardiac rehab is typically divided into various phases, the most advanced of which occur on an outpatient basis and involve nutritional counseling, exercise, and emotional support.  Participating in one of these outpatient programs provides a wide variety of benefits, some of which are described below.

  • Increased survivability:  The American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology both recommend cardiac rehabilitation programs as an excellent way to increase a patient’s chances of survival after a cardiac event. The cardiovascular exercise, in combination with improved nutrition and other lifestyle changes, help to improve the strength of cardiac patients, prevent their condition from worsening, and reduce the risk of future cardiovascular issues. 
  • Emotional support:  The cardiac rehab team will typically include doctors, nurses, exercise specialists, dietitians, and other medical professionals that provide emotional support and help each patient reach their goals.  Other patients who are also participating in the program will often provide much needed emotional support for patients as they face the challenges of cardiovascular disease.
  • Improved quality of life:  The increased confidence and strength that comes as result of participating in a cardiac rehabilitation program will not only increase a patient’s survivability, but will also increase their overall quality of life.  Patients that have better cardiovascular health will be able to perform the activities of daily life with more ease and comfort and will generally lead a longer, healthier life. 

Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center offers cardiac rehabilitation to the Thousand Oaks community as part of our comprehensive heart care services.  Los Robles cardiac rehab is available through our Outpatient Rehab Center located at our East Campus Facility.  You can learn more about the nationally recognized Los Robles Heart Center by contacting our 24/7 Consult-A-Nurse line at (805) 497-2727.


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About the daVinci® Surgical System

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With the development and introduction of the daVinci® robotic surgical system, many procedures that were once performed through more invasive methods can now be performed through incisions only centimeters wide. If you or a loved one is considering this state-of-the-art surgical alternative to open surgery or conventional laparoscopy, you may be curious about the benefits and advantages of robot-assisted surgery.

Shortened recovery times
To perform the surgery through the tiniest possible incisions, the hand of a skilled surgeon must accurately guide the robotic arms to perform the necessary actions. With the help of cutting-edge camera and monitoring systems, the surgeon can visualize the internal organs in three dimensions and magnify the view if necessary. This advanced, close-up view, in combination with the arms’ ability to translate larger hand motions into much smaller movements, allows for unmatched precision in the execution of intricate surgical procedures. This precision means the patient experiences a much shorter recovery time and a significantly quicker return to normal daily activities. 

Reduced discomfort
Along with a reduced recovery time, the minimally invasive approach of robot-assisted surgery inflicts much less damage to the tissues. Because the incisions are smaller and the surgery more precise, the procedure generally avoids the tissue damage that was more commonly associated with open surgical procedures. This reduced tissue damage results in less blood loss during surgery and less pain after the procedure. This also typically reduces a patient’s need for pain medications.

The surgery center at Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center utilizes daVinci® surgical technology to provide the Thousand Oaks community with better clinical outcomes and shorter recovery times. If you would like to find out more about the advantages of minimally invasive surgical procedures and how they may benefit you, contact the medical professionals at Los Robles Hospital by calling (805) 497-2727 today. 


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