Improve your health, reduce your heart risks
If you or a loved one has had heart surgery, a heart attack or other cardiac event, cardiac rehabilitation plays a vital role in your recovery. Cardiac rehab:
- Speeds healing.
- Helps reduce heart disease symptoms.
- Lowers the chances of having more heart problems.
In fact, research shows patients who complete cardiac rehab dramatically reduce their risk of death or having a heart attack
You’ll be glad to know that Northwest Regional Heart & Vascular offers a comprehensive, nationally certified cardiac rehabilitation program.
What does cardiac rehabilitation involve?
Cardiac rehab is a specialized 12-week program of monitored exercise and educational classes tailored to your unique health and lifestyle needs. It starts with a one-on-one health evaluation and includes:
A medically monitored exercise program to strengthen your heart. Offered in our well-equipped gyms, it’s safe, appropriate for your age and physical abilities, and tailored to your personal goals and lifestyle. When you complete the program, we’ll also develop a home exercise regimen to help you maintain your heart health.
Personalized education about healthy living to reduce heart risks. Classes address risk-reduction strategies including weight loss, medication management, nutrition and how to cook heart-healthy meals, controlling cholesterol and blood pressure, and stress management.
Your cardiac rehab team includes registered nurses and exercise physiologists all working together to help you in your recovery.
Am I a candidate for cardiac rehabilitation?
Our cardiac rehab program is open to patients who have had or have:
- Heart attack in the last 12 months
- Coronary artery bypass grafts
- Current stable angina
- Recent valve surgery
- Angioplasty <<<link to coronary angioplasty
- Heart or heart-lung transplant
- Stable chronic heart failure
- Peripheral artery disease
Is a physician referral required for cardiac rehab?
Yes, a referral from your doctor is required to start the program. We can assist you in this process. Just call us during regular business hours at 503-251-6260.
Does insurance cover cardiac rehabilitation?
Yes, most insurance plans, including Medicare, pay for cardiac rehab services. Your plan may have certain deductible or co-pay requirements, however. We can help verify your insurance company’s level of coverage.
We’re here to answer your questions and help you get started on the next step of your journey to heart health. Give us a call today.