Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation helps patients transition back to a normal, active life following a cardiac event or procedure. You're a candidate for outpatient cardiac rehab if you've had:
- A heart attack
- An angioplasty, coronary bypass, valve replacement or heart transplant
- Stable angina, irregular heart rhythms, congestive heart failure or cardiomyopathy
We work with patients on a number of key areas:
- Exercise: We will design an individualized, low-intensity aerobic exercise plan that uses various types of equipment. Activity starts at low levels and gradually increases in intensity.
- Nutrition: We will help you learn about the importance of healthy eating habits, weight control and limiting fat and cholesterol intake. We will also help you understand food labels and nutrition.
- Education: When you're better informed about your condition, you can take a more active and responsible role in your own recovery. We provide individual and group cardiac education that covers controllable risk factors for heart disease, smoking cessation, stress management and medication management.
- Support: Our staff is available to provide ongoing encouragement and emotional support, to answer questions and to discuss areas of concern.
What can I expect from Cardiac Rehabilitation?
Working with the Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation team, you may be able to:
- Reduce your risk of mortality following a heart attack
- Improve the efficiency of your heart
- Diminish cardiac risk factors
- Improve self-confidence
- Lower heart rate at rest and with increased activity
- Decrease blood pressure
- Enhance your sense of well-being
- Maintain proper weight
- Lasts 8 to 12 weeks
- Offered Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- 1 hour per session
- Initial stress test required
You will complete a maintenance program upon completion of the monitored program, which is offered Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Rehabilitation is covered by most insurance plans, but co-pays may be necessary. A physician prescription is required.
Diseases & Conditions
Our Cardiac Rehabilitation program can help patients with the following conditions:
- Advanced Heart Failure: Our specialists provide personal treatment for patients with heart failure, a condition that prevents the heart from pumping enough blood for the body.
- Arrhythmias: Our medical staff is among the most experienced in the Philadelphia region in diagnosing and treating patients with heart rhythm disorders, such as arrhythmias.
- Cardiomyapothy: Physicians provide patients with cardiomyopathy, when the heart muscle weakens, with an individualized treatment plan based on underlying causes, potential complications and your specific needs.
- Heart Attack: For treating narrowed or blocked coronary arteries, we offer more minimally invasive alternatives to surgery than any other hospital in the Delaware Valley.
- Mitral Valve Prolapse: Mitral valve prolapse is a condition caused when the heart's valves do not properly close.
For more information, please call 215-612-5360.