The primary goal of the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program is to help you develop a healthy lifestyle plan that allows you to manage your disease while enjoying a greater quality of life.
Cardiac rehabilitation may be appropriate if you:
- Suffered from a heart attack within the last year
- Underwent open heart surgery (bypass or valve repair/replacement)
- Received a cardiac stent within the last three months, if you suffer from congestive heart failure
- Underwent a heart transplant within the last 12 months
- Suffer from stable angina
About the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program
This is a 12-week program designed to educate and affect lifestyle changes in the areas of exercise, nutrition, stress management and smoking cessation.
You will attend three comprehensive, medically supervised, one-hour sessions per week for up to twelve weeks.
Each exercise session is monitored and supervised to ensure that you can exercise safely. This physical activity is designed to help improve the efficiency of your heart and lungs, increase your strength and stamina, and boost your confidence to resume daily activities. We also give you information and techniques so you will better understanding your heart condition to help reduce the risk of future heart problems.
The program rehabilitates patients recovering from a wide range of conditions and procedures, including:
- Heart attack
- Coronary bypass surgery
- Coronary stents
- Heart valve repair and replacement
- Heart transplant