For patients who’ve had a heart attack or heart surgery to open narrowed valves, cardiac rehabilitation may be recommended. Cardiac rehabilitation can help return patients to a normal, healthy lifestyle.
Our cardiac rehabilitation program team includes registered nurses, exercise physiologists and respiratory therapists, and is under physician supervision. Mercy’s cardiac rehabilitation program is accredited by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.
Three Phases of Cardiac Rehab:
Our team will provide information about coronary artery disease and ways you can reduce your risk of further heart-related problems. You and your family will learn about your medications, how to control your high blood pressure and diabetes, how to cope with stress, how to stop smoking and how to eat heart-healthy foods.
You’ll benefit from the emotional support of the staff and other heart patients with similar experiences.
Cardiac rehabilitation helps you recover in a safe and monitored environment, and makes you an active partner in the recovery process by putting you in charge of your heart-healthy lifestyle.
Also, your progress is supervised to watch for complications that might need medical treatment.