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Cardiac Rehabilitation Improves Survival Odds for Angioplasty Patients

Posted on February 14, 2016 by Disability Help Group

Cardiovascular conditions can lead to significant health problems. You may find yourself unable to work and in need of long-term disability benefits.

Health Day reports that patients who have angioplasty and follow it up with cardiac rehabilitation have improved odds of survival.

According to the American Heart Association (AHA), every year in the U.S. there are more than 600,000 individuals who undergo angioplasty, which unclogs blocked arteries. And while it can help patients it is not a cure. Therefore, patients should take other measures to help improve their cardiovascular health.

Cardiac rehabilitation can help individuals make important lifestyle changes, have a better quality of life and live longer. It can also help to slow down the progression of heart disease or in some individuals, even reverse it.

Cardiac rehabilitation may consist of the following components:

  • weight control;
  • customized fitness programs;
  • nutritional guidance;
  • programs to help stop smoking; and
  • regular medical evaluations.

Researchers found that the risk of premature death was decreased by as much as 46% for those individuals who took advantage of this additional treatment plan.

If you have questions concerning your eligibility for long-term disability benefits, you should consult with a South Florida long-term disability representative.

Long-term disability benefits may be available to those who have purchased a disability plan from a private insurer or have coverage through an employer. Unfortunately, the insurers don’t make it easy for the disabled to get access to the benefits they deserve. When a severe medical condition makes it impossible for you to work and you’ve been denied your long-term disability benefits, a representative from Disability Help Group can help you to cut through the red tape and fight for your benefits, no matter where you live in the U.S! Contact a South Florida disability representative today – 1-(800)-800-3332.