The Cardiovascular Fitness and Rehabilitation Center provides individually prescribed education and exercise for persons with heart disease, those at risk for heart disease, and those motivated towards a healthier lifestyle.
Healthy living habits are crucial in reducing the risk of heart disease. Therefore, the program is based on helping individuals change their habits to reduce their risk for heart disease. The uniqueness of the Center is that participants are in charge of their own health improvement under professional supervision. A multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, exercise physiologists and registered dietitians will assist each person in achieving specific lifestyle behaviors. The results are enhanced quality of life and well-being.
Through personalized exercise, nutritional counseling and other risk factor management approaches, individuals regain control of their lifestyle behaviors. Programs conducted by the Cardiovascular Fitness and Rehabilitation Center begin with a consultation. 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, the candidate's needs are assessed and a plan of care is developed and implemented towards a healthier lifestyle.
Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation
Those recovering from a recent heart- related illness or treatment procedure begin with a personalized program. It consists of telemetry monitored and supervised exercise, plus lifestyle modification. The Center's team focuses on helping these individuals understand, cope and live successfully with heart disease. Individuals enter the program with a physician's referral after stabilization and hospital discharge. The individual's physician participates in the plan of care and receives reports on their progress. Each participant in this phase of the program will have an individualized consultation with a registered dietitian.
Cardiac Fitness Program
This program serves individuals with stable heart disease, those who are at a health risk or those who want to enhance their physical and psychological well-being. With a physician's clearance, participants begin a progressive exercise routine. They learn the principles necessary to obtain and maintain an exercise plan and to make important lifestyle changes.
Educational Counseling Services
Individualized and group educational sessions are offered regularly on topics such as:
- Heart health
- Risk factor reduction
- Stress management
- Exercise guidelines
Most insurance carriers cover the cost of this program. Please check with your insurance carrier regarding coverage for cardiac rehabilitation.
For more information about the Cardiovascular Fitness and Rehabilitation Center, please call 609-537-7260.