Car­diac ther­apy

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

Iso­lated heart attack sur­vivors can now ac­cess car­diac re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion at the click of a mouse.

A new web­site launched by the Heart Foun­da­tion will help peo­ple get the vi­tal as­sis­tance they need in the weeks and months af­ter suf­fer­ing a heart event or be­ing di­ag­nosed with heart dis­ease.

Many peo­ple strug­gle to ac­cess car­diac re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion due to dis­tance, lack of trans­port or dis­abil­ity lim­i­ta­tions, Heart Foun­da­tion med­i­cal direc­tor Gerry Devlin says.

‘‘The great thing about the site is that peo­ple can now sim­ply go on the in­ter­net to get heart in­for­ma­tion and be part of a sup­port­ive com­mu­nity.’’

Car­diac re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion is a process that helps peo­ple make es­sen­tial changes to their life­style, so they can re­turn to as nor­mal a life as pos­si­ble fol­low­ing a heart attack.

The HeartHelp web­site of­fers free ac­cess to in­for­ma­tion and ad­vice with videos and per­sonal sto­ries.

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