Cardiac Rehabilitation

What is Cardiac Rehabilitation?

  • An individualized and personalized treatment plan, including evaluation and instruction on physical activity, nutrition, stress management, and other health related areas
  • If you have one of the following diagnoses you may be eligible to participate (heart attack, angina, coronary artery angioplasty or stents, open heart surgery such as coronary bypass or valve surgery, heart failure or heart transplantation).
  • Generally covered by most health insurance companies, but check your plan to determine co-pays or other requirements.

Cardiac Rehabilitation Offers:

  • Assessment of your personal risk factors for heart and blood vessel disease
  • Education and support to make healthy lifestyle changes (maintaining a healthy weight, heart healthy eating, avoiding tobacco, etc.)
  • Beginning and maintaining a personalized exercise plan that works for you
  • Monitoring and better controlling your blood pressure, lipids/cholesterol and diabetes
  • Stress management counseling
  • Opportunity to meet and share stories with other patients like you
  • Improved communication with your doctor and other healthcare providers about your progress following your cardiac event.

Benefits of Cardiac Rehabilitation

  • Live longer and reduce your chances of another heart attack
  • Control heart disease symptoms such as chest pain or shortness of breath
  • Stop or reverse damage to your vessels in your heart
  • Improve your stamina and strength, getting you back to your usual activities, including work, hobbies, and regular exercise
  • Improve your confidence and well-being

Professional Care

The Cardiac Rehabilitation Program staff includes Registered Nurses who specialize in cardiac care. Staff members will work closely with the program's medical director, as well as your primary care physician.

A.O. Fox Hospital’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Program is open Monday through Friday, 8 am - 4 pm.. For More Information or to leave a message, call 607-431-5242.

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