Cardiac Rehab

After experiencing a cardiac event or being diagnosed with a cardiac disease, a professionally prescribed and closely monitored cardiac rehabilitation (cardiac rehab)  program is one of the most effective tools in helping a patient live a healthier life..

Cardiac rehab is a medically supervised program designed to address a patient’s unique exercise, nutritional, counseling, support and educational needs. The goal is to help manage cardiac symptoms and reduce the risk of sudden death, another heart attack, or heart issue.

To provide a comprehensive approach to your heart care, Portneuf’s cardiac rehab program is staffed by registered nurses, licensed physical therapists, and physical therapy assistants.

What are the benefits of cardiac rehab?

Portneuf’s cardiac rehab program offers a broad scope of preventative interventions, including monitoring, risk factor modification, aerobic exercise, strength training, nutrition, and counseling. The benefits of this approach include:

  • Reduced risk of future heart problems
  • Improved quality of life
  • Increased energy levels and endurance
  • Reduced stress
  • Camaraderie and support from other participants facing similar challenges

Who is cardiac rehab for?

Cardiac rehab is beneficial for patients of all ages who are recovering from the following:

  • Open heart surgery/bypass surgery
  • Stable angina/chest pain
  • Heart attack
  • Valve replacements/TAVR
  • Angioplasty/Stent replacement
  • Congestive heart failure (CHF)
  • Coronary artery disease (CAD)
  • Peripheral artery disease (PAD)
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Certain congenital heart diseases

Whether you require immediate surgery, coronary intervention or rehabilitation, PMC’s cardiac team is ready to provide you with comprehensive treatment, education and care.

Cardiac rehab requires a physician referral. Please speak with your cardiologist about cardiac rehab.