Cardiac rehabilitation is intended to benefit those who have or have had:
- Cardiovascular disease.
- Congestive heart failure.
- A cardiac event, such as myocardial infarction (heart attack).
- A cardiac procedure, such as angioplasty or heart surgery.
Our cardiac rehabilitation program includes:
- Exercise program – Monitored exercise provided by registered nurses and exercise physiologists, supervised by cardiologists. Treatment plan developed to individual activity levels and steady intensity progression. All levels of physical fitness are welcome!
- Diet instruction – Detailed nutrition guidance to group classes.
- Educational classes – Lifestyle changes, decreasing risk factors and disease management through medication, nutrition and exercise.
- Emotional support – Individual, group and peer support.
Designed to meet the patient's specific needs, the universal goals of the cardiac rehabilitation program are to:
- Increase functional capacity (the ability to carry out physical activities).
- Reduce risk factors for future cardiac disease.
- Improve quality of life.
- Improve outlook and emotional stability.
- Increase knowledge about disease and increase self-management.
- Develop a safe home exercise plan to be continued after program completion.
The outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation program at Euclid Hospital is certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR).