Cardiac Rehabilitation (rehab) is an individualized program of exercise and education to help patients with heart disease obtain an optimal state of health. Our staff works with each patient and their physician to develop an individualized plan of care.
Cardiac Rehab consists of two parts:
Exercise Training to help you exercise safely, strengthen your muscles and get your energy back. Cardiac response is evaluated during monitored exercise sessions which include walking, biking, weight-lifting and other heart-strengthening activities.
Education and Counseling to help you understand your heart condition and find ways to change unhealthy habits to new, healthy ones. Patients establish goals for life in diet, exercise, weight-loss, blood pressure control, lipid management, smoking cessation and stress management.
Who can participate in Cardiac Rehab?
A physician referral is required, but in general, patients are eligible to participate if they have or have had:
- Angioplasty or Stent Placement
- Bypass Surgery
- Established diagnosis of Coronary Artery (heart) Disease
- Heart Attack
- Heart Transplant
- Heart Valve Surgery
- Stable Angina
Why participate in Cardiac Rehab?
Cardiac rehab provides many benefits to the patient including:
Cardiac rehab can help you reach many goals such as:
- Improvement in activity tolerance and exercise capacity.
- Reduction in risk factors for heart disease.
- Decrease in symptoms like chest pain and shortness of breath.
- Helping patients feel better faster.
- Living longer.
- Reducing stress.
- Weight Training
- Aerobic Exercise
- Weight Management
- Cholesterol Control
- Quitting Smoking
- Diabetes Control
- Eating Healthy
- Stress Management
- High Blood Pressure Control
- Taking Medications (as needed)
Nutrition Info You Need to Know
Cardiac rehab is a team effort that provides support as you look to take charge of the choices, lifestyle and habits that affect your heart. Nutrition is a key piece of the puzzle. Check out these videos from one of our clinical dietitians.
Heart Disease & Nutrition