Who needs Cardiac Rehabilitation?
The Cardiac Rehabilitation welcomes patients who have or had:
- Angioplasty or stent procedure
- Bypass surgery
- Chest pain/angina
- Heart attack
- Heart failure
- Heart transplant
- Heart valve surgery
Watch the Feb. 27, 2013 broadcast of Medical Rounds to learn more about Cardiac Rehabilitation:
A Program Designed for You
Cardiac Rehabilitation provides a supervised environment to safely increase your activity/exercise levels, and maintain regular communication with your physician.
Participants attend exercise and education classes three times a week for up to 36 sessions. The exercise sessions focus on increasing physical fitness and improving work capacity through a variety of prescribed aerobic exercises, stretches, and weight training.
Each participant’s exercise program is individualized to meet his/her specific needs. We will develop a plan with you and your family that includes strategies to help make lifestyle changes and decrease risk for future events.
Nutritional and stress management counseling are also available, providing counseling and education in:
- Dietary changes
- Weight loss
- Smoking cessation
- Stress management
The Cardiac Rehabilitation Team monitors your heart rate, blood pressure, and heart rhythm while you do cardiovascular exercise and resistive weight training.
Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation is covered by most insurance companies. We can help you contact your insurance company to ask about coverage before you start the Phase II Cardiac Rehabilitation program
Education programs are provided free of charge
and open to participants and their families.