Cardiac rehabilitation is a structured program of medically supervised exercise, instruction and support designed to make your heart healthier. Cardiac rehab is for people recovering from heart surgery or a heart attack, or for those who have heart failure or coronary artery disease (CAD).
CHI Franciscan Health's Cardiac Rehabilitation program helps patients learn how to live more healthfully and actively, which in turn helps lower their risk of future ”cardiac events,” such as a heart attack.
Cardiac Rehabilitation cardiologists, nurses, exercise physiologists, and nutrition counselors, work as a team to provide the multi-disciplinary program which helps patients live healthier, more active lives.
Among the many benefits of participating in CHI Franciscan’s Cardiac Rehabilitation program are:
- A greater understanding of your condition and how to manage it
- More energy, strength and stamina
- Reduced risk factors for future cardiac events
- A greater sense of wellness and well-being; learn to trust your body again
Your program will include nutritional classes to learn how to eat more healthfully, exercise prescribed by exercise physiologists,, counseling to reduce stress and to relieve depression (a common side effect of having a cardiac event) and suggestions for lifestyle modifications such as how to safely incorporate exercise into your regular schedule.
Your heart will be carefully evaluated and monitored throughout your Cardiac Rehabilitation program as it becomes stronger and healthier.
To learn more about the Cardiac Rehabilitation program at Franciscan Heart Center, please call 253-426-6768. We will work with you and your doctor to determine if this program is right for you. Learn more about recovering from heart surgery.