This state-of-the-art Center offers accurate
diagnosis and advanced treatment to the patients
suffering from various diseases of heart and
coronary blood vessels. Vejthani Hospital is
aware of the grave situation and trend with
regard to cardiac diseases at home and abroad.
Therefore, Vejthani Cardiac Center was re-launched
by bringing the best cardiac team in Thailand
and by equipping it with latest advanced technology
in order to meet the needs of cardiac patients
and give them world-class cardiac services instantly.
We welcome you to our Cardiac
Center where expert cardiac team and hospitable
customer service and supporting staff are ready
to serve you.
What is cardiac rehabilitation?
Cardiac rehabilitation (cardiac rehab)
is a professionally supervised program to help
people recover from heart attacks, heart surgery
and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)
procedures such as stenting and angioplasty.
Cardiac rehab programs usually provide education
and counseling services to help heart patients
increase physical fitness, reduce cardiac symptoms,
improve health and reduce the risk of future
heart problems, including heart attack.
Who needs a cardiac rehabilitation program?
Many people of all ages who have heart conditions
can benefit from a cardiac rehab program. You
may benefit if you have or have had a:
Heart condition, such as
coronary artery disease (CAD), angina or
Heart procedure or surgery,
including coronary artery bypass graft (CABG)
surgery, percutaneous coronary intervention
(PCI), including coronary angioplasty (balloon
angioplasty) and stenting, valve replacement,
or a pacemaker or implantable cardioverter
What kinds of services
do cardiac rehabilitation programs offer?
Cardiac rehabilitation Programs often
- A medical evaluation to figure out your
needs and limitations. The medical staff
uses this information to tailor a rehabilitation
program for you and help you set goals.
- A physical activity program tailored
to your needs. Training often starts in
a group setting where your heart rate and
blood pressure are monitored during physical
activity. You may work with a physical therapist,
exercise physiologist or other healthcare
professional. You learn how to check your
heart rate and your level (intensity) of
activity. Later, you work up to more intense
aerobic activity on a treadmill or exercise
- Counseling and education to help you
understand your condition and how to manage
it. You may work with a dietitian to create
a healthy eating plan. If you smoke, you
may get counseling on how to stop. Counseling
may also help you cope with depression,
anger and stress during your recovery.
- Support and training to help you return
to work or your normal activities and to
help you learn to manage your heart condition.
How long do people attend
cardiac rehabilitation programs?
Your cardiac rehabilitation plan is designed
to meet your needs. You may need six weeks,
six months or longer to learn how to manage
your condition and develop healthier habits.
Many programs last only three months, but some
continue for years.
What are the benefits of attending a
supervised cardiac rehabilitation program?
- Regular physical activity helps your
heart and the rest of your body get stronger
and work better. Physical activity improves
your energy level and lifts your spirits.
It also reduces your chances of future heart
problems, including heart attack.
- Counseling and education can help you
quit smoking, eat right, lose weight, and
lower your blood pressure and cholesterol
levels. Counseling may also help you learn
to manage stress and to feel better about
- You have the advice and close supervision
of healthcare professionals to help you
improve your health and lower your risk
of future problems. These professionals
can also communicate with your primary care
doctor or cardiologist.
What should I consider
when picking a cardiac rehabilitation program?
- Time: Is the program offered at a time
you can be there?
- Place: Is the program easy to get to?
- Services: Does the program offer the services
- Setting: Is it a group or individual program?
Is it in a facility or will you do most
of your physical activity at home?
- Cost: Can you afford it? Is it covered
by your health plan or Medicare?