HRRMC Cardiac Rehabilitation
Heart Health Program
Cardiac rehab is recommended for patients who have recently suffered a
heart attack, undergone heart surgery, or have been diagnosed with a heart
condition. This supervised program pairs patients up with knowledgeable
medical professionals who help them create a diet and exercise routine
to increase the strength and endurance of their heart.
Goals of cardiac rehab
- Improve ability to exercise
- Improvement in symptoms
- Improve blood lipid levels
- Reduce or stop smoking
- Improve mental well-being and reduce stress
- Reduce risk of heart attack
What to Expect
The first step of this program is a thorough evaluation by a medical specialist.
The results of this exam help the cardic rehab team tailor a program specifically
for each patient. An exercise plan is formed, which can either be done
one-on-one or in a group setting. Regular heart rate and blood pressure
tests will be administered to track progress, and the patient will receive
frequent updates on their condition.
Each session is one hour long, and the program usually lasts anywhere from
12 to 36 weeks. The exact length depends on the patient’s goals
and severity of their condition.
Stress is a major strain on the heart. Exercise can go a long way to improve
a condition in the short term, but with stress management, a patient can
help the heart run smoother and last longer. Cardiac rehab often includes
counseling services to help patients alleviate stress and develop techniques
to live a calmer life.
Click here to download our brochure.
Call 719-530-2280 with any questions or to make an appointment. Cardiac
rehab may be covered by insurance, depending on your provider and policy.