Cardiac Rehabilitation is an important step in resuming a full and active lifestyle for people with heart disease, angina or who have had a heart attack or coronary bypass. Our Cardiac Rehab Team understands the special needs of people who have heart problems. Each year we help hundreds of patients return to full, active and healthy lives.

Your physician referral

While you are in the hospital, your doctor will prescribe an outpatient cardiovascular rehabilitation program to meet your particular needs. Admission to a cardiac rehabilitation program is by your physician's referral and, in most cases, is covered by insurance. Check with your individual insurance company for specifics regarding your coverage options.

A nurse will provide you with basic information and guidelines for beginning your recovery at home and will talk with you about the choices you have for outpatient rehabilitation. For both your physical and emotional well-being, it is important to begin rehabilitation as soon after your discharge as possible.

Your personalized plan


Evaluation

As the first step, health professionals will work with you to evaluate your cardiac risk factors and your current health and lifestyle habits. Based on this evaluation, a plan will be developed to assist you in managing your risk factors and improving your health.

Rehabilitation

During your rehabilitation, a registered nurse will be your care coordinator and will work with you to understand and practice a safe and effective health plan. A team of health professionals, including nurses, exercise physiologists, and registered dietitians will help you manage your risk factors and improve your health. After you have completed the rehabilitation phase, you will be reevaluated to measure your progress and update your treatment plan. Your doctor will receive a written report summarizing your progress.

Your rehabilitation plan will includeIf needed, a plan will be designed to help you
• Supervised and structured exercise
• Stress management
• Heart-healthy eating
• Health responsibility
• Manage blood pressure
• Manage cholesterol
• Control diabetes
• Stop smoking
 

A team of health professionals, including nurses, exercise physiologists, and registered dietitians will help you manage your risk factors and improve your health. After you have completed the rehabilitation phase, you will be reevaluated to measure your progress and update your treatment plan. Your doctor will receive a written report summarizing your progress.

Call (614) 566-8311 for more information.