Cardiac Rehabilitation is designed for people who have had a heart attack, stents, or open-heart surgery. It is a planned program that combines health education with appropriate, monitored exercise. Participants learn how to exercise during supervised activity as well as receive information about how a low-fat diet, smoking cessation, stress reduction, and changing other cardiac risk factors can improve their health.
Canyon Vista Medical Center’s Cardiac Rehab Program can help you:
- Understand risk factors for heart disease and how to reduce them
- Improve the ability to cope with stress
- Lower blood pressure
- Understand medications
- Strengthen the heart and cardiovascular system
- Gain a great sense of well-being and confidence
- Improve physical activity
The Cardiac Rehab Department offers trained professionals who will assist, observe, and educate patients while they begin their program. Most patients spend 6-8 weeks attending sessions three times a week following an initial evaluation. Patients are then encouraged to develop a home maintenance program. Patients need a doctor’s referral following a cardiac event (cardiac catheterization, surgery, etc), and must have a stress test or echocardiogram completed prior to starting the program.
For more information on our informative, caring Cardiac Rehabilitation program, please call 520-263-3730.