Cardiac Rehabilitation at Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center
Cardiac Rehabilitation is dedicated to improving the health and well being of people with heart issues. At Presbyterian/St. Luke’s, we're dedicated to helping our patients recuperate and live a heart-healthier lifestyle.
Studies have shown that participation in a Cardiac Rehabilitation program leads to faster recovery and fewer hospital stays in the future. Cardiac Rehabilitation may reduce future heart attacks and decrease the risk of death following a heart attack.
Cardiac Rehabilitation is endorsed by the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology for all patients with a recent heart attack, angioplasty, stent or heart surgery.
Cardiac Rehabilitation is provided in three phases:
Phase I: Inpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation Program
Phase I is for patients in the hospital and focuses on:
- Keeping patients active
- Increasing awareness of risk factors for heart disease with behavior modification
- Educating patients about their heart medications
- Helping patients begin an exercise program
Phase II & III: Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation Program
Phase II begins after patients return home and focuses on:
- An evaluation by a cardiac rehab nurse
- Monitored exercise
- Educational sessions
Phase III encourages a lifetime commitment to heart healthy activities and are offered at four HealthONE locations:
- The Medical Center of Aurora
- Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center
- Rose Medical Center
- Sky Ridge Medical Center
For Phase II and III class time and availability, please call 303-869-2096
To learn more about the benefits of our program, which is certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, watch videos of our Cardiac Rehabilitation participants.