Cardiac Rehabilitation Services at TriStar Centennial Medical Center are designed to meet the needs of patients recovering from a heart attack, heart surgery, stable angina or those with high blood pressure, high cholesterol and conditions such as obesity, tobacco abuse or high stress levels. We will guide you and provide all the information you will need to make permanent lifestyle changes that will keep your heart healthy. Qualified RNs, Exercise Physiologists and Registered Dieticians will work with you to create a comprehensive plan based on your individual needs.
Benefits of Cardiac Rehab
- Gains in strength and stamina
- Decreased blood pressure and increased GOOD cholesterol
- A faster return to work
- Improved Stress management
- Ability to exercise in a safe, medically supervised gym
- Improved self-confidence and emotional health
- Better managed heart health and education
Inpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation
Inpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation begins while you are still in the hospital. The Cardiac Rehabilitation staff meets with you prior to hospital discharge to assess the needs of your recovery program. Before discharge, the staff begins working with you to improve strength, mobility and endurance. They will also develop an individualized recovery program and early risk factor modification.
Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation
Outpatient cardiac rehabilitation begins after discharge. Patients are seen on an outpatient basis, typically attending one-hour sessions, three times per week for up to twelve weeks. Sessions include EGF monitored exercise and education in a fun and supportive environment. All exercises are medically supervised with continuous monitoring of heart rate and rhythm. Exercises include, but are not limited to: stationary bicycle ergometry, treadmill ambulation, and strengthening and flexibility exercises.
The Maintenance Program
The Maintenance Program of Cardiac Rehabilitation provides qualified personnel to answer questions and assist with exercise instruction, but the program is less structured. The goal of this phase is to help you maintain good habits and a healthy lifestyle for a lifetime.