What is Cardiac Rehabilitation?
Cardiac rehabilitation is a medically-supervised exercise and education program designed to help you:
- Gradually and safely condition your heart
- Increase your heart function
- Achieve a heart-healthy lifestyle
Benefits of Cardiac Rehabilitation
Patients who participate in cardiac rehab learn how to manage their heart health and lower the risk of having a repeat cardiac event.
- Cardiac rehab is as beneficial as taking cholesterol and heart medications.
- Patients who complete 36 sessions of cardiac rehab lower their chance of another cardiac event and mortality by 30 to 50 percent.
Personalized care, monitoring and education help provide peace of mind. The Cardiac Rehab nurses and exercise physiologists who track your performance and progress will share reports with your cardiologist regarding your status in exercise, aerobic function, target heart rate, ECG sessions and more.
Who Is Eligible for Cardiac Rehab?
Cardiac Rehab is for patients who have had stents, heart attacks, bypass or valve surgery and heart failure. It is also for cardiac patients who want to slow down, stop, reverse or manage their heart disease.
Phases of Cardiac Rehab
Doylestown Hospital's comprehensive Cardiac Rehab program consists of four simple phases to help you manage your condition.
Our cardiac rehab team includes a physician medical director, cardiac rehab nurses and clinical exercise physiologists. The team creates a personalized exercise and education plan to guide your recovery and support you as you move toward a heart healthy lifestyle.
Maintaining Exercise After Cardiac Rehab
Patients have the option to continue rehabilitation progress by taking part in Heart Strong, a collaboration between Doylestown Health and community gyms that keeps patients fit with prescribed exercises from their cardiac rehab team. For more information, call 215.345.2390.