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Cardiac Rehabilitation

Cardiac Rehabilitation

Athlone Regional Sports Centre is proud to announce that we are now working in partnership with the HSE in providing support and advice for people in the community that have suffered from a cardiac (Heart) problem.

Ger O Donoghue, the gym manager here at Athlone Regional Sports Centre is an accredited Phase IV Cardiac Rehabilitation Specialist. Ger does group training on a Wednesday from 11.30am -12.30 pm for patients that have completed Phase III cardiac Rehab in the hospital setting and progressing to stage IV in Athlone Regional Sports Centre.

” A recent review that has examined the effectiveness of
exercise based Cardiac Rehabilitation in patients with Coronary Heart Disease, has confirmed that patients may reduce their mortality by 31% (Taylor al.,2004). In addition to improved survival, other well documented benefits include:” BACR

Some other benefits include

  • Reduced Hospital Admission
  • Reduced Angina
  • Improved Lipid Profiles (cholesterol)
  • Improved Blood Pressure
  • Improved Functional Capacity (function of the heart)
  • Improved Lifestyle Modifications
  • Reduced Anxiety & Depression
  • Increased Confidence & Well-Being
  • Improved Return to Work & Leisure Activities
  • Improved Health Education of Families & Friends

If you or someone you know has recently suffered a cardiac event and would like more information on the special Cardiac Rehab exercise programs, please contact Ger on 0906470975

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