Heart Attack (excluding Network option)
A heart attack (Medical term: Myocardial Infarction) is caused by a blockage in the arteries supplying your heart muscle. If you have been diagnosed with Ischaemic Heart Disease and suffer from Angina you are at risk of a heart attack. If you are admitted to hospital with an acute myocardial infarction you will be entitled to register for a "Cardiac Rehabilitation Programme" on discharge from hospital.
The purpose of this programme is to offer the patient optimal recovery after the heart attack through exercise, training and education regarding risk factor reduction.
This new and extended benefit which optimises your recovery to full health after a heart attack is subject to Case Management and must be prescribed by the treating cardiologist / physician.
To obtain authorisation for this programme you need to contact TopMed for authorisation.
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