Videos for Cardiac Rehabilitation Advocacy
The Importance of Cardiac Rehabilitation
Following a heart attack, all patients should attend a cardiac rehabilitation program. This video explains what cardiac rehabilitation is and how to find your nearest program.
Courtesy of The National Heart Foundation of Australia
Patients Sharing their Experience of Participating in Cardiac Rehabilitation
To help demystify cardiac rehabilitation and encourage more people to attend, Heart Foundation (NSW) have developed 7 brief videos where patients give personal accounts of their experience of attending cardiac rehabilitation. Each one tries to focus on a particular component of cardiac rehabilitation – sex, diet, physical activity, depression, opportunity to ask questions, feeling dispirited or overwhelmed. Each then describes how attending cardiac rehabilitation helped to work through these issues. The videos are accessible on the Heart Foundation cardiac rehabilitation webpage.
Better Cardiac Care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People
This collection of four short online videos is designed to raise awareness of cardiovascular disease and the importance of early diagnosis and treatment for Aboriginal people. They were developed through collaboration between the NSW Ministry of Health and partners including the Better Cardiac Care Aboriginal Advisory Group, the Heart Foundation, NSW Ambulance and clinicians from Aboriginal Medical Services.
In the videos, well-known Aboriginal actors enact common scenarios that could be experienced by any family, to convey how to recognise and respond to heart attacks, prevent heart disease, and recover effectively. The videos also talk about treatment and monitoring of rheumatic heart disease.