Your Rehabilitation Plan Checklist

Here are some questions to ask your doctor about your rehabilitation plan:

  • What does cardiac rehabilitation include and how will it help me?
  • What are you recommending for my physical therapy or cardiac rehabilitation?
  • How much do physical therapy and cardiac rehabilitation cost? Are they typically covered by insurance?
  • Will this level of activity be painful?
  • Will I feel an immediate change in my energy level or will it take some time to build my stamina?
  • How soon will my sternum heal?
  • Will I be able to play with my children or grandchildren and resume normal daily activities?
  • How soon can I get back to my normal exercise routine?
  • Can I lift weights? Go walking? Go jogging? 

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