Cardiac Rehabilitation is a medically supervised program that helps patients with heart problems recover quickly; and improves overall physical, mental and social functioning. Our philosophy is that given the right tools, patients have a tremendous opportunity to stabilize or slow down heart disease.
Keys to the Program
- Exercise: Cardiovascular activity is individualized to meet personal levels of ability.
- Counseling: Individual instruction is given to help patients effectively lose weight while also lowering blood pressure and cholesterol levels. This program will also provide additional support as the patient adjusts to the many changes in his or her daily routine.
- Behavior Changes: Learning specific skills will help patients break old habits, while learning healthy new ones.
Interested patients receive a complete evaluation prior to enrolling in the program and must be referred by their medical provider. Progress reports are shared with both the patient and an additional copy is given to the medical provider. A physician is available at all time as well, should the need arise.
Before, during and after your exercise session, we will cover topics of concern, such as risk factors, coping with heart disease, and guidelines for exercise. Sessions are typically held twice per week.
Exercise Sessions Available:
- Cardiovascular Activity
- Muscle Strength Training
- Flexibility Exercises
- Heart Rhythm Monitoring
- Blood Pressure Monitoring
What About Insurance?
Insurance may cover all or part of the cost of cardiac rehabilitation. The percentage of your coverage is determined by your individual insurance policy. Medicare patients may also enroll in the program with certain admitting diagnoses.
Our Cardiac Rehab staff can assist in determining the amount of insurance coverage available prior to enrollment in the program.