Following a heart attack, heart-related surgery, or heart disease diagnosis join Cardiac Rehabilitation to restore energy and kick-off a new start to healthier living. The highly trained staff in Cardiac Rehab educates patients, answers questions, and monitors exercise, providing a safe environment for activity.
Many times the rehabilitation of the heart is done in three phases; the Cardiac Rehabilitation program meets the needs of two of those phases; Phase II and Phase III.
Phase II Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation
This phase minimizes cardiac symptoms, reduce the risk of having another cardiac event, restore abilities to perform activities of daily living (shopping, housekeeping, yard work, and climbing stairs, for example), and slow down or reverse the buildup of plaque inside artery walls.
Cardiac Rehab offers patients individualized, one-on-one education. The health education includes topics like stress management, weight loss, angina, cholesterol, smoking cessation, and a home exercise program. Individual consults with a dietitian, pharmacist, or mental health counselor may be recommended.
Phase III - Prevention Program
Phase III must initiate with a physician’s approval. Cardiac Rehabilitation’s Prevention Program is an attractive alternative or supplement to a gym membership or home exercise program because physicians are involved in exercise progress and problems, and the certified hospital staff provides patients a safe environment. Phase III as a Prevention Program is open to any individuals, especially exercise beginners, faced with one or more risk factors for heart disease interested in preventing the onset of heart disease or a heart attack. Due to high patient volume, we are currently not excepting new patients into the Phase III program. Please contact Cardiac Rehabilitation with questions or to be included on a wait list.