WHO ARE OUR MEDICAL DIRECTORS?
We appreciate the teamwork and care provided by Dr. Fred Murphy & Dr. Ked Davis.
WHAT IS CARDIAC REHAB?
Cardiac Rehabilitation staff assumes great importance in the overall care of a heart patient or individual at high risk for a cardiac event. Cardiac rehab is defined as a comprehensive, long-term service involving medical evaluation, prescribed exercise, cardiac risk factor modification, and education. The program offers monitored exercise and serves as a tool for a faster, safer, and more efficient return to a healthy, more productive lifestyle. Your hard work in cardiac rehab will have lifetime benefits. Cardiac rehab consists of thirty-six sessions, lasting one hour per session for twelve weeks, three days a week.
· Those who have heart disease, and desire to be a part of a program that will provide supervised
exercise and lifestyle management.
· Individuals presently affected by coronary heart disease (angina, heart attack, coronary bypass surgery, angioplasty)
· Anyone at high risk for the development of heart disease
· Those who want to prevent heart disease
WHY SHOULD I PARTICIPATE?
Cardiac Rehab can reduce your symptoms and chances of having continued heart problems. Some of the most substantial benefits include:
· Improved quality of life
· Reduced mortality
· Improved exercise tolerance
· Increased endurance
· Increased muscle tone
· Increased strength and flexibility
· Improvement in cholesterol
· Reduction in elevated blood pressure
· Stress reduction
· Psychosocial well-being
HOW DOES CARDIAC REHAB WORK?
Cardiac rehab is an individually tailored program based on one's particular needs. The two major components of cardiac rehab are exercise training and education.Outpatient Cardiac Rehab is generally started soon after hospital discharge, but may be started up to one year after cardiac incidence. Their physician refers participants to the program. Upon entry into the program, the participant must have a low-level exercise (treadmill) test. The exercise test will assist the staff in personalizing an exercise program to meet specific needs. This will insure the staff that a participant can tolerate a certain level of exercise without complications.
Most insurances and Medicare cover monitored Cardiac Rehab.
For those who are not covered by insurance Cardiac Rehab offers a wellness program. Wellness programs include supervised sessions with pulse monitoring. Absolutely anyone interested in improving his or her health can enroll in this program.