Clinical Specialties : Cardiovascular Rehabilitation

Cardiac Rehabilitation

What is Cardiac Rehabilitation?

Cardiac rehabilitation is a physician-supervised, multidisciplinary program designed to provide patients with the tools and guidance they need for a full recovery. During this period, patients need both physical and psychological support as they takes steps to return to their regular activities. Our team meets with each patient and designs an individualized cardiac rehabilitation program that specifically addresses each patient’s goals. The program consists of 36 monitored exercise sessions and 10 education modules designed to improve quality of life, increase functional capacity, relieve symptoms, and address lifestyle modifications to help reduce the risk for future events. Services provided consist of:

• Comprehensive patient assessment
• Customized exercise program
• Nutrition counseling
• Weight management
• Education on management of cardiac disease and disease prevention
• Stress management
• Smoking cessation
• Home exercise program
• Progress reports/ communication with referring physicians

What diagnoses are eligible for Cardiac Rehabilitation?

• MI (Myocardial infarct) within 1 year
CABG (coronary artery bypass graft)
PCI (Percutaneous coronary intervention)
• Valve repair/replacement
• Stable angina
CHF (Congestive heart failure) ≤ 35%
• Heart transplant
• Heart/Lung transplant

Meet our cardiac rehabilitation team:

• Medical Director
• Nurse Practitioner
• Physical Therapist
• Registered Dietician
• Registered Nurse

The program at UMH is nationally certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). We also offer both Phase III and Primary Prevention programs for those individuals after they complete Phase II and those at risk for a cardiac event, respectively. For more information about cardiac rehabilitation or to refer a patient, please call 305-689-1141 or fax order to 305-689-1144.
Location: UMH Room 1316 (first floor)