National Cardiac Rehabilitation Week


WHEREAS, heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States; and

WHEREAS, individuals who suffer from heart disease can help lower their risk of future heart problems by making changes to improve their health through active treatment and healthy habits; and

WHEREAS, cardiac rehabilitation is a customized outpatient form of treatment regulated through a program of exercise and education to help individuals recover from a heart attack, other forms of heart disease, or surgery to treat heart disease; and

WHEREAS, education and rehabilitation can help prevent future hospital stays, future heart problems, and highlights the importance of reducing risk factors; and 

WHEREAS, this year’s theme for National Cardiac Rehabilitation Week is “A Work of Heart”, and focuses on recognizing the individuals that make rehabilitation possible and the success of working to keep one’s heart healthy;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Terence R. McAuliffe, do hereby recognize February 8-14, 2015, as NATIONAL CARDIAC REHABILITATION WEEK in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.