Cardiac rehabilitation (rehab) is an outpatient, medically supervised program of exercise and education. The program consists of monitored exercise, emotional support and teaching our patients ways to make lifestyle changes for a healthier heart and a better life. A registered nurse and an exercise specialist design a plan that is safe for you, based on specific heart conditions and goals.
Cardiac rehab is for people of all ages who recently had angina, heart attack, stent implantation, angioplasty, heart surgery or other heart problems. The goal of this program is to help our patients regain strength, be more active, and reduce the risk of future heart problems. Attending a rehab program helps many people better deal with the physical and emotional stress of having a heart condition.
Most health insurance plans, including Medicare, provide coverage for outpatient rehab. Check with your insurance company or our cardiac rehabilitation staff to find out if you are covered.