The Cardiac Rehabilitation Program (“Cardiac Rehab”) is a specialized program for patients with heart conditions, such as heart attack, angina, or recent cardiac surgery/procedure (stents). This program is certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR).
Our goal with this program is to increase your overall functional capacity and build up cardiovascular efficiency. You are closely supervised by a team of cardiac rehabilitation nurse specialists, exercise specialists, and dietitians.
The length and extent of your involvement is this program is based on the severity of your existing cardiac condition. During exercise, patients are closely supervised by staff through assessment and telemetry monitoring.
Our Heart Center staff maintains close communication with your referring physician in order to maximize medical management and quickly handle any complications that may arise. We also offer educational seminars designed to aid in lifestyle modifications and risk reduction, enabling patients to better manage their cardiac disease.
You qualify for Cardiac Rehab if you have recently had one or more of the following:
- Heart Attack
- Coronary Artery Bypass Graft surgery
- Coronary Angioplasty and/or Stent Deployment, Valve Replacement/Repair, or Recent Stable Angina
- Heart Transplantation
Once you are cleared by your physician, cardiac rehabilitation can begin. All education and exercise takes place in the specially designed Cardiac Rehabilitation Center. Upon completion of the formal Cardiac Rehab Program, participation in the Cardiac Rehabilitation Maintenance Program is strongly advised. This program is also available at the Heart Center.
Physician referral is required. Costs are covered by most major insurance carriers if you enroll within six months to one year of your heart attack or cardiac event/procedure. Co-payments and deductibles may apply. Please check with your insurance provider.