Cardiac Rehabilitation at Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center
Cardiac Rehabilitation is dedicated to improving the health and well being of people with heart issues. At Presbyterian/St. Luke’s, we're dedicated to helping our patients recuperate and live a heart-healthier lifestyle.
Studies have shown that participation in a Cardiac Rehabilitation program leads to faster recovery and fewer hospital stays in the future. Cardiac Rehabilitation may reduce future heart attacks and decrease the risk of death following a heart attack.
Cardiac Rehabilitation is endorsed by the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology for all patients with a recent heart attack, angioplasty, stent or heart surgery.
Cardiac Rehabilitation is provided in three phases:
Phase 1: Takes place while you're in the hospital. This phase concentrates on keeping you active and increasing your awareness of risk factors for heart disease and ways to modify your risk in the future.
Phase Two: Begins after you return home and includes monitored exercise and educational sessions. You attend Phase 2 three times a week and learn healthy habits to last a lifetime. Often times, others who have experienced heart disease will become an extended support system for you. Insurance often covers much of this phase of cardiac rehabilitation. Please check with your insurance provider regarding coverage. We offer Phase 2 classes on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Phase Three: A self-pay program that is open to the community. This phase encourages a lifetime commitment to heart healthy activities. We offer Phase Three classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays.