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The new Cardiac Rehabilitation Center, located at Capital Health Medical Center – Hopewell, provides individually prescribed education and exercise for persons with heart disease who are recovering from a heart-related illness, surgery or other treatment procedures.
Our multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, exercise physiologists and registered dietitians assist each person in achieving specific lifestyle behaviors through personalized exercise, nutritional counseling, risk factor management approaches, and psychological support.
Our Cardiac Rehabilitation Center is part of the Capital Health Heart & Vascular Institute, which provides comprehensive heart and vascular care in one convenient location — Capital Health Medical Center – Hopewell.
How do I start?
Call 609.537.6420 to schedule an appointment.
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All program candidates are interviewed prior to entering the program. The individual assessment includes a health history and review of risk factors. Using a team approach, we assess the candidate’s needs as well as develop and implement a plan of care.
Who can take part?
Participants include those who have experienced:
- Acute myocardial infarction (heart attack) within the past 12 months
- Coronary artery bypass surgery
- Current, stable chest pain (angina pectoris)
- Heart valve repair or replacement
- Angioplasty or stenting to open blocked coronary arteries
- Heart or heart-lung transplant surgery
- Stable, chronic heart failure
If you have experienced one or more of these, please speak to your doctor about participating in our program or call us at 609.537.6420.
What happens next?
Those recovering from a heart-related illness or treatment procedure begin with a personalized program. It consists of telemetry monitored exercise, plus lifestyle modification under the direction of physicians and supervision of nurses and exercise physiologists.
Our team focuses on helping participants understand, cope and live successfully with heart disease. Each participant in this phase of the program will have an individualized consultation with a registered dietitian.
Knowledge is power.
Individual and group classes are offered regularly on topics such as:
- Heart health
- Risk factor reduction
- Stress management
- Exercise guidelines
Where do I go?
Our Cardiac Rehabilitation Center is located at Capital Health Medical Center – Hopewell. Our new location offers a full complement of aerobic exercise equipment and free weights.
Most insurance carriers cover the cost of this program. Please check with your insurance carrier regarding coverage for cardiac rehabilitation.
For more information about our Cardiac Rehabilitation Center at Capital Health Medical Center - Hopewell, please call 609-537-6420.