If you have had a heart attack, bypass surgery, angioplasty, valve replacement or have angina, congestive heart failure or any other cardiac-related illness, you can benefit from our cardiac rehabilitation program.
Our goal is to help people with heart disease participate actively and confidently in their own recovery. Our staff is committed to helping you return, as much as possible, to the life you enjoyed before heart disease.
What is Cardiac Rehabilitation?
Cardiac rehabilitation is a multidimensional, medically supervised program designed to help patients recover as quickly as possible from heart disease. With a comprehensive focus on exercise, education and lifestyle change, the program is specially designed to improve your overall physical and mental functioning. Learn what to expect during cardiac rehab.
The goals of our program are to:
- Teach how to reduce your risk factors to prevent the progression of heart disease
- Help you develop strength, flexibility and cardiovascular endurance through an individualized exercise program
- Help you gain the confidence you need to resume the activities of daily living
- Improve your overall quality of life
Benefits of Cardiac Rehabilitation
People who participate in a cardiac rehabilitation program following heart surgery or a diagnosis of heart disease tend to have better outcomes in managing their condition.
Other benefits may include:
- Lower blood pressure
- Less need for medications
- Quicker return to work or normal daily living
- More physical strength and improved condition
- Slowed development or reversal of hardening of the arteries
- Decreased risk of heart attack
- Relief from fear and anxiety
- Weight loss over time
A Flexible, Individualized Program
A specialized team of physicians, nurses, exercise physiologists, nutritionists and other healthcare professionals will oversee your progress in our cardiac rehabilitation program. Learn about the three phases of cardiac rehab.
Your individualized program will include:
- Telemetry-monitored exercise sessions
- Nutritional counseling
- Stress-management consultations
- Smoking-awareness classes
- Cardiac education
- CPR training
We'll customize an exercise program to match your particular needs and improvement goals, with gradually increasing fitness targets.
Our staff is on hand at all times to monitor your EKG, blood pressure and heart rate during exercise. We will also teach you relaxation techniques that will help increase your sense of well-being.
Appointments and Referrals
You'll need a referral from your doctor to participate in our cardiac rehabilitation program. If you're not currently seeing a doctor use our physician search to find a primary care physician or cardiologist.
A prescription is needed to begin the cardiac rehabilitation program. Most insurance companies cover phases I and II, depending upon the policy, and Medicare covers both phases as well as entrance and exit stress tests. Phase III and wellness-related services are charged at the end of the month and are not usually covered.