A cardiac rehabilitation program is one that is specifically designed so as to cater to the new needs of a patient who has just undergone any kind of cardiac procedure or has been a victim of prolonged and chronic cardiac dysfunctions and disease. This kind of a program is usually undertaken in tandem with the cardiologist and it involves a healthy dose of cardiac appropriate exercises, diet and other such patterns and habits.The best candidates for this kind of a rehabilitation program are patients who have recently had a stroke or a heart attack, as well as those who have undergone surgery to open up choked and blocked arteries. With the correct cardiac rehabilitation program, one can also correct a long standing risk of cardiac disease. This is also recommended for those who have had a family history of such diseases. It is also a good program that can help patients return to work safely without running the risk of another stroke or attack.This kind of a program will help the patient lead as normal a life as possible after the cardiac set backs. Also, with this kind of rehabilitation, the patient will be able to recover in a slightly faster and more effective manner. But one must remember that the lifestyle choices and age of the patient also matter in the recovery and rehabilitation process.