Cardiac Rehabilitation saves lives!

Sticking with your cardiac rehabilitation program will save lives. Thye Mayo Clinic wrote an article a couple of days ago regarding the benefits of cardiac rehabilitation especially after a stent. Basically, you will live longer following your cardiac rehabilitation program.

The problem stated that nationwide only 50% of the people get referred to cardiac rehabilitation. Half of those attend the program and half of those actually complete the program. So that is 12.5% of the people who have heart disease actually benefit by going through the program.
In another study, then that would say that 1 in every 3 people actually are continuing with the program a year later so now that number is about 4%. WOW. Only 4 % of those people will actually benefit from a changed life.

Cardiac rehabilitation is so important and will save your life. Many people dont have time for cardiac rehabilitation. They are busy running a company or working. Some people live to far and cant get access to cardiac rehabilitation.

That is why the Heart Fit Clinc has developed its online and DVD cardiac rehabilitation program to help everyone live happier, healthier and longer.
I say it all the time. You are 100% responsible for your heart health. You cannot leave your health in the hands of someone else. Take control and start with your heart.

Dr. Natasha Iyer, Chronos Appolo charity event

Are you ready to crank things up and make sure you squeeze the most out of 2011?

Then this is for you.
My friend Dr. Natasha Iyer MD, is one special lady. She has stepped away from ‘sick’ care and devoted her life to ‘health’ care. She powerfully combines both western and holistic medicine to help people like us achieve peak performance in the areas that matter most: physical, mental and sexual.She is regarded as a national expert by the media and has been featured on TV stations like Global, CTV, CBC and in print in magazines like Chatelaine and Today’s Parent… the list goes on.

 Dr. Iyer MD has created a transformational event that will help you
* re-design your life
* create a blueprint for results like never before.
* learn some incredible new ways to enhance your finances, energy and life.

I want you to join me in the next level of performance.  Please accept my gift of a ticket to this event (valued at $187) in appreciation of our relationship.

 It is an event designed to transform the life of a little boy. In return, you will receive methods to
> have more money,
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Imagine your life at the next level.
Imagine having everything you want, more easily.

All you have to do is click on the email below to say YES!
Your ticket includes lunch at a 5 star restaurant and some special treats.

 We look forward to seeing you at
on Saturday May 14th  9am to 6pm
Q Haute Cuisine 100 La Caille place S.W Calgary, AB T2P 5E2

To confirm your attendance, and receive your electronic ticket, please email

My warmest regards, and thanks in advance for joining us.

 To your success,

Diamond Fernandes, Heart Fit Clinic Director

Is you Heart Rate a Predictor for Sudden Death?

Some of our patients were concerned about this article from the New England Journal of Medicine and I thought we would address it.

The article states: The risk of sudden heart attack was increased in subjects with a resting heart rate that was more than 75 beats per minute.
Also it is increased if your exercising heart rate was less than 89 beats per minute. and in subjects with a decrease in HR of less than 25 beats per minute after an exercise test.
HR profile during exercise and recovery is a predictor of suddent death.

This study was done on subjects who have had no clinical cardiovascular disease. So this does not apply to patients who have had a heart attack and may be on medications that will lower their heart rates at rest and exercise.

Now if you have a low resting heart rate it is putting less demand on your heart at rest. Likewise if you  are exercising and your heart rate recovers well then this is a good sign of fitness.
I think it is important to understand that this was done on subjects with no heart disease yet. If you feel you fall into these parameters then it is important to address all your risk factors to heart disease along with obtaining a carotid IMT test
To your success