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New DVD for cardiac patients 

The Cardiac Rehabilitation Team has produced a 'safe exercise' DVD and leaflet for cardiac patients who are referred to Salisbury District Hospital.

 
Members of the cardiac rehabilitation team join patients and representatives from the Salisbury League of Friends at the launch of the DVD at Salisbury District Hospital.
 

The DVD was put together with suggestions and comments from patients themselves and gives a 45 minute programme of exercises that can be carried out at home. The exercises are ideal for patients who have coronary heart disease or have had a heart attack or cardiac surgery.

The exercises form part of the overall rehabilitation programme that includes, education, advice and help through the hospital cardiac team of doctors, nurses and physiotherapists, as well as emotional support through cardiac groups. 

Joanne Jones, Lead Nurse for Cardiology said: "
Over 428,000 people were admitted to NHS hospitals with a cardiovascular condition last year, and cardiac problems cause one in three deaths each year. Smoking, diet, alcohol and lack of exercise can all contribute to heart conditions and poor health."

"Regular exercise plays an important part in keeping the heart healthy and avoiding certain conditions. It also plays a key role in any cardiac rehabilitation programme and is essential in helping patients manage their condition, improve their health and recover their quality of life."

The DVD was funded through charitable donations and the Salisbury League of Friends. Ends

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The Cardiac Rehabilitation Team has produced a 'safe exercise' DVD and leaflet for cardiac patients who are referred to Salisbury District Hospital.

The DVD was put together with suggestions and comments from patients themselves and gives a 45 minute programme of exercises that can be carried out at home. The exercises are ideal for patients who have coronary heart disease or have had a heart attack or cardiac surgery.

The exercises form part of the overall rehabilitation programme that includes, education, advice and help through the hospital cardiac team of doctors, nurses and physiotherapists, as well as emotional support through cardiac groups. 

Joanne Jones, Lead Nurse for Cardiology said: "Over 428,000 people were admitted to NHS hospitals with a cardiovascular condition last year, and cardiac problems cause one in three deaths each year. Smoking, diet, alcohol and lack of exercise can all contribute to heart conditions and poor health."

"Regular exercise plays an important part in keeping the heart healthy and avoiding certain conditions. It also plays a key role in any cardiac rehabilitation programme and is essential in helping patients manage their condition, improve their health and recover their quality of life."

The DVD was funded through charitable donations and the Salisbury League of Friends. Ends

For further information please contact:
Patrick Butler, Public Relations Manager, Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust. Tel: 01722 425170


 

 
 
Page Last Updated: 08/05/2014 10:05 
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