Cardiac Rehabilitation

Cardiac rehabilitation is a program to help people recover from heart attacks, heart failure, heart surgery and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) procedures such as stents and angioplasty. Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation (Phase II) is a monitored exercise class held three times a week. Cardiac rehabilitation provides education and other services to help heart patients increase physical fitness, reduce cardiac symptoms, improve health and reduce the risk of future heart problems, including heart attack.

Information is given to assist you in reducing stress, improving your diet and understanding your health status. Individualized education is provided based on your interest and need.

Physical Benefits May Include:

  • Decrease: weight, stored body fat, blood pressure, resting heart rate, triglycerides, and bad cholesterol (LDL)
  • Increase: good cholesterol (HDL), endurance, work tolerance, flexibility and balance

Psychological Benefits May Include:

  • Decrease: tension, stress, anxiety, depression and fatigue
  • Increase: self-confidence, sense of well-being, and pep/zest for life

Our goal is to Help You:

  • Improve your understanding of heart and lung disease
  • Control symptoms while making healthy choices
  • Return to your highest level of activity, independence and quality of life
  • Monitor your heart rate and rhythm and blood pressure
  • Learn stretching and strengthening activities
  • Practice pacing yourself during exercises like: stationary biking, treadmills, recumbent steppers and elliptical

What to Expect from Cardiac Rehabilitation: