Cardiac Rehabilitation

What is Cardiac Rehabilitation?

  • Medically supervised progressive, monitored exercise and lifestyle modification
  • Individualized treatment plan, including evaluation, progressive monitored exercise, instruction on home activity, nutrition, medication and more.
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation can be an important part of your treatment of your specific heart problem. If you have one of the following diagnoses you may be eligible to participate.
    1. Heart Attack- within the past year
    2. Angina
    3. Cardiac Surgery, such as Coronary Bypass or Valve Surgery
    4. Coronary Artery Angioplasty or Stent placement
    5. Heart Failure
    6. Heart Transplant
  • Generally covered by most health insurance companies but check your plan to determine copays and other requirements

What does Cardiac Rehabilitation offer?

  • Assessment of your personal risk factors for heart and blood vessel disease
  • Beginning and maintaining a personalized exercise plan that works for you
  • Education and support to make healthy lifestyle changes such as
    1. Maintaining a healthy weight
    2. Heart healthy eating
    3. Avoiding tobacco and environmental smoke
    4. Understanding your medications
  • Opportunity to meet and share stories with other patients like you
  • Monitoring and better control of:
    1. Blood pressure
    2. Heart rate and rhythm
    3. Diabetes
  • Improved communication with your healthcare provider about your progress
  • Patients exercise 3 days each week and attend education once a week.
  • Most patient can start Cardiac Rehabilitation as soon as 1 week after being discharged from the hospital and require about 3 months to complete the program.
    1. A physician (MD or DO) referral is required.
    2. Talk with your doctor about a referral today.