About the Program

Each participant wears a portable heart monitor so that their heart rate and rhythm can be monitored throughout the session. Patients exercise at different levels related to their medical history, current ability and personal goals. Exercises are adjusted by the staff according to the patient’s progress.

Education is also a very important part of Cardiac Rehab. Education classes teach patients about the disease process and prevention strategies to improve healthy lifestyle choices. Class topics include risk factors, medication, nutrition, exercise education, and cardiac anatomy.

Goals of Cardiac Rehabilitation

  • Improve the performance of the heart muscle
  • Decrease blood pressure and blood cholesterol levels
  • Improve cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength and flexibility
  • Reduce cardiac risk factors
  • Increased self-esteem and confidence
  • Disease management
  • Patient self-management education