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Cardiac Rehabilitation

Cardiac rehabilitation at Cobble Hill Health Center is designed to meet the physical, emotional, and educational needs of people recovering from a cardiac condition. The ultimate goal of cardiac rehab is to return the resident to an active, healthier life through exercise and lifestyle changes.

What to Expect

A personal exercise program will be developed based on the resident’s medical needs, abilities, and goals. The exercise classes are fun, safely challenging and well-structured. A rehabilitation therapist will closely monitor the resident’s vital signs while exercising using a treadmill, upper and lower body ergosizers, stair-climbing exercise machine and free weights.

Educational and lifestyle management classes are offered on an ongoing basis in:

  • Heart health
  • Healthy eating
  • Cardiac medications
  • Blood pressure management
  • Strength training
  • Stress relief

Get the Most out of Cardiac Rehab

Plan.
Work with the healthcare team to design a personalized plan to reduce cardiac risks and meet that resident’s needs.

Communicate.
Ask questions. Report changes in feelings (emotional) or physical symptoms to doctors, nurses, rehab therapists and social workers.

Take Charge of Recovery.
A new healthy lifestyle is good for the heart. Patients who take responsibility for their own recovery, recover more quickly than those who do not.

Our Team

  • Cardiologist and /or heart surgeon, unit doctor, family doctor
  • Unit nurses
  • Rehabilitation therapists
  • Social workers
  • Respiratory therapists
  • Dieticians
  • Recreation therapists

Who Benefits?

Patients recovering from:

  • Heart surgery
  • A heart attack
  • A cardiac intervention procedure such as angioplasty, stent placement, etc.
  • A heart transplant

Benefits of Cardiac Rehab

  • Feel better faster
  • Get stronger
  • Manage stress
  • Reduce the risk of future heart problems
  • Live a longer and healthier life

Everyone with heart disease, regardless of age, sex or race can benefit from some type of cardiac rehab. No one is too old or too young.


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