ABOUT CARDIAC REHABILITATION

cardio-rehab-3.JPGThe outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation program helps individuals with cardiovascular conditions lower their risk of future health problems by living healthier lives. We offer a medically supervised conditioning program based on each patient’s needs and limitations. A physician order is required to participate in this program.

There are two primary programs: 

  • The Phase II program focuses on people who have had a cardiac condition. This includes, but is not limited to, CABG (heart bypass surgery), MI (heart attack), Angioplasty and/or Stent placement, Valve Replacement or Repair, and Heart Failure. These heart patients participate in exercise sessions two-three times per week during which time patient’s heart rate and blood pressure are monitored. A safe exercise range is established with patients working up to more intense aerobic activity to condition and strengthen their heart. Trained staff teach patients to self-monitor as they return to normal activities. Weekly education sessions guide patients and their families on diet, exercise, stress management and other issues that impact ongoing heart health.
  • The PAD program focuses on people who have peripheral artery disease, which is blockages in the arteries that lead to the lower extremities (legs and feet). These patients participate in exercise sessions two-three times per week focusing on improving circulation to their lower extremities. Trained staff oversees these patients. 

Cardiac Rehabilitation can help patients who have experienced:

  • heart attack
  • angina
  • angioplasty
  • bypass surgery
  • cardiac re-synchronization therapy devices

Features of our program:

The Phase II program:

  • The length of the program is typically 12 weeks with 3 sessions per week. 
  • Individual sessions last an average of 60 to 90 minutes.
  • A portable telemetry unit monitors heart rate and rhythm during exercise
  • Blood pressure is monitored before, during, and after exercise to establish a safe exercise range and help identify potential problems
  • Weekly education sessions are available on a variety of topics. 

The PAD program:

  • The length of the program is typically 12 weeks with 3 sessions per week. 
  • Individual sessions last an average of 60 to 90 minutes.
  • Blood pressure and claudication levels (leg pain) is monitored.

For more information, please feel free to call the department at (907) 458-5244.


Cardiac Rehabilitation
1st Floor, Outpatient Center
Phone: (907) 458-5244
Fax: (907) 458-6488

Hours: 
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
6:45 a.m. to 7 p.m.


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