Cardiac Rehab

Most people who have cardiac problems such as angina, heart attack, heart surgery or angioplasty can benefit from cardiac rehabilitation. Providence provides services that aim to help patients gain confidence, get emotional support, rebuild strength and stamina, and learn to work within their limits.

Your cardiac rehabilitation team includes exercise physiologists and registered nurses who have special training in coronary care, cardiovascular disease and cardiac rehabilitation. Depending on your personal needs, cardiac rehabilitation could include:

  • 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
  • Smoking cessation
  • 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 payers, including Medicare