What is Cardiac Rehab?
Cardiac rehab is a medically supervised program designed to improve your cardiovascular health after a heart attack or heart surgery through exercise and lifestyle modifications. Cardiac rehab programs typically consist of the following five components:
- Regular exercise
- Adopting a heart healthy diet
- Reducing stress
- Smoking cessation
- Medical therapy
What can I expect in a rehab session?
First, you will go through a thorough medical evaluation by our specially trained staff of nurses, respiratory therapists, and exercise physiologists. This evaluation will help the team tailor a program just for you. Next, we’ll create your exercise program. Your training may be done one-on-one or in a group setting. Your heart rate and blood pressure will be monitored during all physical activity. Education on your condition and ways to manage it will be included in each session.
How do I become a patient?
Talk your doctor about a referral for our cardiac rehabilitation program. Or call (970) 252-2532 with any questions or to make an appointment.