At UnityPoint Health – Trinity, our commitment to your long-term heart health includes a nationally recognized cardiac rehabilitation program. Completing this program offers results similar to medicine in reducing your risk of future heart problems.
What Is Cardiac Rehabilitation? How Can It Help Me?
Cardiac rehabilitation is a physician-ordered program that assists you in adopting a heart-healthy lifestyle. You may need cardiac rehabilitation if you are recovering from a heart-related hospitalization or procedure. Find out more about the cardiovascular diseases we treat.
At Trinity, our comprehensive approach can help you:
- Learn how to exercise to make your heart stronger
- Make a habit of preparing and eating healthy foods
- Manage stress in your daily life
- Gain a healthy mindset
Cardiac Rehabilitation at UnityPoint Health – Trinity: Why Choose Us?
Our experienced team creates individualized rehabilitation plans tailored to your medical needs and health goals. You receive the encouragement and support you need to succeed. And our team's close communication with your cardiologist helps you have a safe experience, even if your needs change. Find out more about cardiac rehab and what to expect.
UnityPoint Health – Trinity: First Pritikin ICR Program in the Quad Cities
Trinity is the first Pritikin Certified™ Intensive Cardiac Rehabilitation (ICR) program in the Quad Cities and among two in Illinois. Since 1975, the Pritikin ICR method has helped people recover from serious heart issues and lower their risk of complications. Pritikin ICR combines research with a personalized approach, so you maintain heart-healthy habits for life.
People completing our program are better able to manage their long-term heart health. You are less likely to need daily heart medications or additional procedures. Many insurance plans cover Pritikin ICR, making it easier to access gold-standard cardiac rehabilitation services.
Read Pam's Pritikin ICR success story.
Our Cardiac Nutrition Center and Cooking School
People eligible for Pritikin ICR attend weekly cardiac cooking school – an offering that is only available in select programs nationwide. You learn about heart-healthy foods while watching our dietitian prepare recipes. The demonstration kitchen makes it easy for you to watch, smell and follow along while we cook. And we welcome you to taste the dishes we prepare.
Our cardiac nutrition center is down the hall from the rehabilitation gym, so it's convenient for you to access it. For other healthy cooking classes, get information about our cooking with heart program.
Standard Cardiac Rehabilitation Program at Trinity
If you are not eligible for Pritikin ICR, you benefit from our standard cardiac rehabilitation program, which includes:
- Medically supervised exercise program tailored to your needs
- Information and support for living a heart-healthy lifestyle
- Careful attention from our team, giving you the best chances of meeting your goals
Healthy for Life
After you complete cardiac rehab, Healthy for Life gives you opportunities to maintain your fitness and achieve new goals. Insurance does not cover this program, meaning you pay for it out of pocket.
This medically guided program includes access to:
- Exercise specialists for personalized tips and information about safe physical activities
- Fitness center at Augustana College
Connect with a member of our cardiovascular team by calling us at 309-779-5340.