What is Cardiac Rehab?
Cardiac rehab does not change your past, but it can help you improve your heart’s future. It’s a medically supervised program designed to help improve your cardiovascular health. Exercise gets your heart pumping and your entire cardiovascular system working. You’ll learn how to get your body moving in ways that promote heart health, manage risk factors, choose good nutrition, quitting smoking, and tackle everyday sources of stress.
Who Will Benefit From Cardiac Rehab?
Anyone who experiences:
• Heart Attack
• Heart Transplant
• Heart Valve Replacement
• Coronary Stent
• Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
• Balloon Angioplasty
• Congestive Heart Failure
• Lower your risk of future cardiac event
• Eat better
• Lose weight
• Return to work
• Better engage in daily activities
• Improve quality of life
• Control and alleviate symptoms associated with cardiac impairment
• Restore functional capabilities
• Teach patients hot to achieve optimal capability to carry out activities of daily living
Phases Of Rehab
Begins in the hospital after a heart attack, heart surgery, or other cardiac treatment. Initial phase includes education about event, new medication, and guidelines for home activities.
Begins 2-6 weeks after cardiac event. It includes continuous telemetry monitoring, 30 minutes of exercise divided into shorter segments on a variety of exercise equipment. All exercises are conducted at a safe and comfortable, yet effective level. It also includes education on exercising safely and effectively, risk factor modifications, dietary guidelines and smoking cessation as needed.
This is a continuation of the program at your local gym. McKenzie will provide you with a referral program for you to continue your road to recovery close to home.
Our Successful Recovery Program Includes:
• Exercise counseling
• Dietary education
• Weight control
• Lifestyle education
• Social work/case management
• Stress management
• Pharmacy education – medication
• Pain management
Questions? Call 810-648-0577