Cardiac rehab resources
There are a number of places you can go to
get support with your cardiac rehabilitation programmes. They
British Association of Cardiac Rehabilitation (BACR)
BACR is a multi-disciplinary body representing and serving the
interests of all professionals involved with cardiac
rehabilitation. The aim of the association is to promote the
practice and philosopy of cardiac rehabilitaion and liaise with
other related organisations.
The diverse membership is formed of nurses, exercise
physiologists, GP's, cardiologists, occupational therapists,
physiotherapists, psychologists and academics.
Cardio & Vascular Coalition (CVC)
The CVC is a national coalition of 36
voluntary organisations with an interest in promoting and
protecting cardio/vascular health in England. The CVC is
campaigning for a new, comprehensive Cardio
& Vascular Health Strategy for 2010 to 2020.
Walking for Health (WfH)
WfH is the largest
national body promoting and setting the standards of led health
walks. It is a joint initiative between Natural England and us. WfH
aims to encourage people, particularly those who take little
exercise, to do regular short walks in their communities.
Active heart, healthy heart
Active heart, healthy heart is a new DVD designed to support
patients going through a cardiac rehab programme. It has
- a fully seated
- an assisted standing
- and five levels of fully standing exercise programmes.
Active heart, healthy heart can, with healthcare professional
support, provide the physical activity element of a home-based
cardiac rehab programme. It can also be the home-based element of a
It is also suitable for patients approaching the ongoing
maintenance phase of their rehab. However, patients will need to
have professional support to help with their progression, and to
deal with any issues and concerns.
The DVD comes with a brief guide for professionals and a small
interactive booklet for the patient. This patients’ booklet
includes space for them to record their progress over time.
You can only order the DVD if you are a suitably qualified
healthcare professional. You can order by calling the BHF Orderline
on 0870 600 6566, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org