FACT: According to the American Heart Association people who participate in a cardiac rehabilitation program following a cardiac event significantly reduce their risk of future events.
Many people have had a heart attack or heart surgery. Many more have a high risk of heart disease. If you are among them, you should know the Union Hospital Cardiac Rehabilitation Program is a safe and effective way to rebuild both your body and your confidence.
The program is for people following a heart attack, bypass surgery, angioplasty, valve repair, congestive heart failure, cardiomyopathy, or those with a history of chest pain, heart disease and those at high risk.
The staff of the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program will work with you and your doctor to reduce the worries you have about your condition, when to increase your activity level, or the right time to return to work. Through education you will learn about heart disease, how to prevent future heart problems, and how to make good lifestyle choices.
Patients enter the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program with their doctor’s referral. Small classes are held several days each week for up to twelve weeks. They include both exercise and education sessions.
Your rehab plan is based on your needs, abilities, and goals. You will learn to exercise safely on treadmills, cycles, and rowers. A rehab specialist closely watches your blood pressure and heart rate during exercise sessions.
Talk to your doctor about Cardiac Rehabilitation at Union Hospital, or call us for more information at 330-343-3540.
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