If you’ve received treatment for a heart problem, you’re probably full of questions. How do make sure the problem doesn’t reoccur? And how do you get your heart back in shape? That’s where the Crittenton Cardiac Rehabilitation Program comes in.
Whether you have had a heart attack, angioplasty, stenting, stable angina, bypass, or valve surgery, the program can help you strengthen your heart and teach you about healthy lifestyle changes. The Crittenton Cardiac Rehabilitation team includes highly trained registered nurses,exercise physiologists, and dietitians who work with you, your family, and your physician to help you give your heart a new start and maintain or achieve a high quality of life.
What are the benefits?
The Crittenton Cardiac Rehabilitation Program helps you enhance your quality of life in a number of ways. These include:
- Understanding your risk factors for heart disease and giving you the information you need to reduce them
- Increasing your heart’s working capacity
- Boosting your energy level
- Improving your cholesterol values
- Lessening your need for future hospitalization
- Reducing time lost from work due to heart disease
What do I need to join?
The program requires a referral from your physician. He or she will need to provide a diagnosis, a list of medications, and a brief medical history when referring you to the program.
What does the program involve?
The staff will design a personalized exercise and education program to meet your needs. You will have access to a variety of equipment including stationary bikes, treadmills, rowing machines, recumbent stair-steppers, upper-body ergometers, and resistance equipment.
While exercising, your heart’s activity will be continually monitored. Our staff works with your physician, keeping him or her informed of your progress.
In addition, you will attend lectures on nutrition, cardiovascular disease, exercise, the emotional aspects of heart disease, and other important lifestyle changes you need to make to regain your health. Your family is also encouraged to participate so they can support you.
The Crittenton Cardiac Rehabilitation team is dedicated to helping you make positive changes and improving your heart as well as your overall well-being.