What is Cardiac Rehabilitation?
Cardiac Rehabilitation is a program to help recovering heart patients and their families reduce the progression of heart disease and improve their quality of life.
Who are the members of our Cardiac Rehab team?
- Your physician
- Medical director
- Cardiac specialized nurses
- Registered dietitian
- Exercise physiologist
What will I do there?
Our targeted program is designed to include both exercise and education.
You will exercise three times weekly for up to 12 weeks under medical supervision. Sessions include:
stretching and aerobic exercise using exercise equipment specially designed for heart patients. Exercise equipment includes: treadmills, stationary bikes, steppers and arm exercise.
Your exercise sessions will be tailored to meet your individual needs and help you reach your optimal level of activity.
How will I benefit?
You will learn to live well with heart disease. Rideout Cardiac Rehabilitation will help you:
- Improve your knowledge and understanding
- Become more confident as you become more physically fit
- Establish your home exercise program that fits your individual short and long-term needs.
Even people who are already exercising on their own can benefit by fine tuning their exercise program. Interaction with our staff and other participants provides encouragement and support to maintain lifestyle changes.
Education classes will help you reduce the chance of future heart problems by making lifestyle changes now. These classes include:
- Information about heart disease
- Tobacco use
- Stress management
People with heart disease who have had
- Chest pains
- A heart attack
- Bypass surgery
- Heart transplant
- Valve replacement
- Other cardiac related conditions
How do I participate?
You will need a doctors referral. Discuss the program with your doctor or contact the Cardiac Rehabilitation facility located at 401 I Street, Suite B, Marysville, or call 530 741-3840.