Ask the Doctors: January 2020
I recently had valve surgery, and my doctor recommended cardiac rehab. Isnít that just for people who had a heart attack or bypass surgery? In addition to coronary artery disease and diagnoses such as heart attack, angina, bypass surgery and angioplasty or stenting, other indications for cardiac rehab (CR) include heart valve repair or replacement, heart transplantation, peripheral arterial disease and heart failure with reduced heart muscle function. Medicare and most insurers typically reimburse for the above conditions.