Our comprehensive Cardiac Rehabilitation program helps patients with cardiac medical conditions recover faster, become stronger, and return to an independent, productive lifestyle.
Our skilled and compassionate nurses, exercise physiologists, and other staff members work with you to develop an individualized exercise program, and provide important educational and emotional support to help you make healthy lifestyle choices.
Whether you've experienced a heart attack, heart disease, open heart surgery or interventional treatment (including stents or balloon angioplasty), you can be sure that you will be taking part in a rehabilitation program designed to meet your specific condition and unique needs.
Our program is part of the Heart & Vascular Institute, and certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. Cardiac rehabilitation is available at our Suburban Pavilion and Willow Lakes outpatient locations.
Our treatments depend on your condition and include:
- Exercise programs
- Diet and nutrition counseling
- Educational classes
- Emotional support
What to Expect
After an initial meeting with one of our registered nurses, you’ll begin your exercise visits, which also include education on heart disease, reducing your risk, healthy eating, and exercise. Your exercise physiologist will develop a personal exercise plan, utilizing our state-of-the-art equipment—treadmills, seated steppers, ellipticals, stationary bikes, rowers, free weights, and machine weights. We’ll also help you develop a home exercise program. During each exercise session, you will be monitored with a telemetry unit that records your EKG rhythm and heart rate and allows staff to watch for any abnormalities.