Part 1: Introduction

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What is cardiac rehabilitation?


Cardiac rehab is a programme of exercise and information sessions to help people:
- recover from a heart attack, heart surgery or procedure;
- understand their heart condition;
- make changes to their lifestyle that will help improve their health.

New community cardiac rehab service

Cardiac rehab sessions are currently provided at the Royal United Hospital (RUH) in Bath.

We want to expand this service, so that more people can get cardiac rehab closer to/at home, including exercise, information, and support with their diet and mental health.

The community cardiac rehab service will be provided by people with appropriate skills and expertise, including cardiac nurses, heart failure specialist nurses and exercise trainers.

It will be available to people who:

-       have had a heart attack;

-       have had a percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) – a procedure used to widen blocked or narrowed coronary arteries;

-       have had a coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) – a procedure used to divert blood around narrow or clogged parts of the major arteries to improve blood flow and oxygen to the heart;

-       have heart failure.

Help shape our plans

Do you, or the person you care for or support, have a heart condition?

Have you, or the person you care for or support, had a heart attack, heart surgery or procedure?

Please fill in this short survey to tell us about your experiences and how you think we can support more people in B&NES to access cardiac rehab.

The closing date for filling in this survey is Friday 10 May 2019

We really value any feedback you can give us, as this will help us to improve the cardiac rehab service in Bath and North East Somerset. Anything you tell us will be shared anonymously.

If you have any questions about this survey, please email banes.yourvoice@nhs.net


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