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Cardiac Rehabilitation

Cardiac Rehabilitation




 

This innovative physician-supervised program is part of our holistic approach to heart care that promotes wellness and healthy livestyles. Cardiac rehab is designed to improve the functional capacity, control symptoms and improve outlook for cardiac patients and those at-risk.  Each patient is evaluated and a program is developed according to meet their individual needs and capabilities.

Directed by staff cardiologists,Cardiac Rehabilitation is an innovative, highly comprehensive program for patients with known heart disease.  These can include those  who have had a heart attack, undergone a heart catherization and will be medically managed, angioplasty patients, patients diagnosed with congestive heart failure, coronary artery bypass patients, aortic or mitral-valve surgery patients, as well as those who have had a heart transplant.

 

Cardiac rehab helps patients function at their highest level of ability

At St. Mary, cardiac rehab includes: 

  • Monitored exercise in our spacious, attractive facility
  • Education to support nutritional needs, stress reduction, smoking cessation and lifestyle changes
  • Maintenance programs, with an option to continue in the St. Mary Wellness Center/Holistic Services

Benefits of Cardiac Rehabilitation

This program will help to reduce blood pressure and heart rate at rest and with activity, assist in changing eating habits leading to safe and effective weight loss, increase the patient's capacity for activity and ability to deal with stress, improved heart muscle function, circulation, and emotional outlook about feeling healthy.  Other benefits include decreased hospital stay and the readiness to return to home safely and effectively.

To speak with a member of the Cardiac Rehab team, please call 215.710.2191.

To learn more about the phases of Cardiac Rehabilitation, please click here.