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Cardiac Rehabilitation

Cardiac Rehabilitation Program at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s

For people with heart conditions, cardiac rehabilitation can be the path to a healthier lifestyle. At Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center (P/SL), we offer a comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation program for you and your family to take steps towards better heart health.

Our program focuses on education, early recognition of symptoms, medication adjustments, nutrition, cardiovascular exercise, stress management and smoking cessation. Physicians and certified rehabilitation specialists work with you one-one-one to develop a personalized treatment plan for recovery.

Who should participate?

People with acute or chronic cardiovascular disease are the best candidates for our cardiac rehabilitation program. These can include:

  • Angioplasty/Stent
  • Coronary artery bypass surgery
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Diabetes
  • Heart attack
  • Heart failure   
  • Heart valve surgery
  • Obesity
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • Other cardiovascular risk factors

What does the program include?

Our program includes three phases of rehabilitation.

Phase I: In-Patient Cardiovascular Rehabilitation: Patients have an initial evaluation of cardiovascular conditions and risk factors. Our rehabilitation team then works with the patient to develop and implement a treatment plan of patient education and cardiovascular exercise.*

Phase II: Out-Patient Cardiovascular Rehabilitation: Patients incorporate lifestyle changes and attend monitored cardiovascular exercise sessions 2-3 times a week for 12-18 weeks.*

Phase III: Out-Patient Risk Factor Modification and Wellness Program: This program is available for patients with chronic cardiovascular disease. Patients receive individual counseling on risk factor modification, disease management and independent cardiovascular exercise.

*Program costs are usually covered by health insurance.

What are the benefits?

Participating in a cardiac rehabilitation program can lower your risk of death by 47% and lower your risk of a heart attack by 31%.

Cardiac rehabilitation is endorsed by the American Heart Association as an opportunity for people to begin a personalized exercise program, make lifestyle changes and learn to manage medications and risk factors for better heart health.

To learn more about the cardiac rehabilitation program at P/SL or to enroll today, please call 720-754-2096.