Cardiac Rehabilitation is designed to help people with a history of any type of cardiac illness or event. The therapists provide monitored exercise and education to help patients recover faster and resume an active and productive life with minimal limitations.
Patients can regain strength, endurance, and confidence through a progressive monitored exercise program paced to individual needs.
Aerobic exercise helps improve the flow of blood throughout the body. Strength training improves muscle strength and stamina. Classes and personal instruction will help patients learn to modify risk factors.
Who may benefit from Cardiac Rehabilitation?
Adults who have had a cardiac event, cardiac surgery, or history of cardiac disease. Conditions may include:
- Coronary Artery Disease
- post heart attack
- post angioplasty
- post coronary bypass surgery
- history of arrhythmias
- congestive heart failure
- post heart transplant
St. Peter's offer a Phase II Cardiac Rehab program with telemetry monitoring. A physician referral is required. Phase III is a maintenance program with pre– and post–exercise monitoring for a reasonable monthly fee.