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Cardiac rehabilitation

Cardiac rehabilitation aims to help you recover from a cardiovascular event ? such as a heart attack or heart failure ? or other debilitating heart condition. This recovery process usually involves physical therapy, exercise and education to rebuild and maintain your heart strength.

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Cardiac rehabilitation (rehab) at MountainStar Healthcare hospitals helps individuals return to healthy, productive lifestyles following life-changing cardiac events.

It is part of our cardiac rehab program, which involves exercise that is medically-supervised by heart rehab exercise specialists. Here, we will help you achieve your optimal level of cardiac function and overall well-being.

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Free medical information is just a phone call away. Our nurses help you understand your symptoms, treatment options and procedures. They will also help you find a provider or specialist and schedule an appointment.

Free medical information is just a phone call away. Our nurses help you understand your symptoms, treatment options and procedures. They will also help you find a provider or specialist and schedule an appointment.

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Who needs cardiac rehab

Your heart is a muscle that can be strengthened through exercise that increases in amount and intensity over time. For this reason, cardiac rehab is useful for people of all ages who also have heart problems. It can help them:

  • Address risk factors that lead to coronary heart disease and other heart problems, such as angina, coronary artery disease and heart failure
  • Adopt healthy lifestyle changes
  • Improve their health and quality of life
  • Prevent future hospital stays, heart problems and other heart-related health complications
  • Recover after a heart attack or heart surgery, such as coronary bypass surgery, heart valve repair/replacement, heart transplant or angioplasty/stent

How cardiac rehab programs work

Our cardiac rehab program includes ongoing education about heart health. This is intended to give you the understanding of what’s necessary to achieve a lifetime of wellness.

Education topics include:

  • Exercise for a healthy heart
  • Heart healthy nutrition
  • High cholesterol
  • Risk factors for heart disease
  • Smoking cessation
  • Stress management
  • Understanding heart disease
  • Weight control

Heart health risk assessment

Who can participate

All of our patients who are being seen for heart problems or events are invited to participate in the cardiac rehab program. However, your physician will know the best treatment for your unique needs, so they must refer you to our program. In these cases, they will be kept informed of your progress with monthly reports and direct communication.

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