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Cardiac Rehabilitation at St. Mary Medical Center

At St. Mary Medical Center, our cardiac rehabilitation services integrate progressive exercise, positive psychological adaptation to changes in health and education for a heart-healthy life.

2206.9 miles away
760-242-2311

Cardiac Rehabilitation at St. Mary Medical Center

At St. Mary Medical Center, our cardiac rehabilitation services integrate progressive exercise, positive psychological adaptation to changes in health and education for a heart-healthy life.

2206.9 miles away

What is cardiac rehab?

Cardiac rehabilitation is a multidisciplinary program of education and exercise designed to ease the lifestyle changes patients may experience after a cardiac event. Our program specifically helps patients achieve optimal physical, psychological and functional status within the limits of their disease.

The program safely and effectively helps you overcome some of the physical complications of heart disease by building strength and endurance. Our program’s components consist of:

  • Education of the patient and the family in the recognition, prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease
  • Improvement or reduction of risk factors
  • Dealing with psychological factors that influence recovery from heart disease
  • Structured, progressive physical activity, either in a rehabilitative setting or home program
  • Vocational counseling

In collaboration with your physician, our team of cardiac rehab specialists, dieticians, physical and occupational therapists address your needs and design a program specifically for you. Patients who go through our program benefit from the following:

  • Improvement of exercise tolerance, symptoms and blood lipids
  • Reduction or cessation of cigarette smoking
  • Improvement of psychosocial well-being and reduction of stress
  • Reduction of mortality
  • Encouragement for patients to keep regular appointments
  • Periodic assessment of patient's progress, such as heart rate, blood pressure and weight changes
  • Covered in full or part by most insurance, including Medicare

Why Choose Us for Your Cardiac Rehabilitation?

As our patient, you know you’re getting access to leading-edge innovations and treatments that lead to world-class outcomes. Here are three reasons so many patients choose us for their cardiac rehabilitation each year:

At Providence, your care goes beyond surgery and other therapies to provide whole-person support. Your team works closely with you to create a personalized plan to improve your cardiac health over time. Your care team may help you develop an exercise routine, make lifestyle and dietary changes and provide emotional support.

Board-certified cardiologists oversee our cardiac rehabilitation program. You’ll also receive care from exercise physiologists and registered nurses with special training in coronary care, cardiovascular disease and cardiac rehabilitation. They’ll help you learn about heart health, build up your strength and stamina and support your overall recovery so you can live life to the fullest.

Every cardiovascular patient at Providence benefits from a collaborative network that includes award-winning physicians, scientists, researchers and caregivers across 51 hospitals in seven states. Our extensive experience in improving heart health for thousands of patients means you’re getting the best, most experienced care.

THE POWER OF OUR NETWORK

Part of the Providence Heart & Vascular Institute of Orange County

  • As a top-tier research institute, we’ll offer you the most innovative treatment – all in the comfort of your local community hospital.
  • Through our cutting-edge cardiac genetics program, we’ll help you understand your risk and develop a care plan together.
  • More than 9,000 heart patients choose us for their care each year.

Learn More About the Providence Heart & Vascular Institute in Orange County