After experiencing a significant cardiac event or treatment, it can be challenging to get back into your normal routine. With the guidance and support of our Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation service, we can help you make this life transition a smooth and effective journey.
Mather Hospital’s Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation is structured to improve your cardiovascular health after receiving cardiac surgery or treatment for a heart condition. The program is tailored to your specific needs and medical condition. Your care team includes a cardiologist, registered nurse, physical therapist, registered dietitian, and a licensed social worker. Our goal is to help you live a healthier lifestyle through education, exercise, and emotional support.
The program typically begins with an initial assessment, followed by a 12-week series of exercise and education sessions held three times a week. Your sessions will include a combination of physical exercise training, guidance on adopting a heart-healthy lifestyle, and counseling to alleviate stress, all aimed to help you achieve a more active lifestyle and a faster recovery.
Are you a candidate?
Our Cardiac Rehabilitation is designed to help if you have had a cardiovascular event such as a heart attack in the last 12 months, percutaneous coronary intervention, coronary artery bypass grafting, chronic stable angina, heart failure (systolic), cardiac transplantation or valvular heart surgery.
Studies show that individuals who have recent cardiac events and who participate in cardiac rehabilitation realize many benefits including:
- Increased life expectancy
- Reduced hospitalization
- Improved function, exercise capacity, mood, and overall quality of life
- Strong correlation between number of cardiac rehab sessions and long-term results
- Improvement of modifiable risk factors such as physical activity, dietary choices, stress levels and more