St. Luke's offers specialized services for quick recovery and improved overall health. Cardiac rehabilitation helps patients with heart disease recover and return to a more productive life. Exercise, education and counseling programs benefit individuals who have experienced a heart attack, coronary bypass surgery, balloon angioplasty or stent, angina and related cardiovascular disease. Cardiac rehabilitation services include inpatient screening and outpatient Phase II and III programs. An on-campus exercise facility is available, with monitoring equipment and a staff of nurses and therapists to supervise rehabilitative activities.
Cardiac rehabilitation is a medically supervised program designed to help heart patients recover quickly and improve their overall physical and mental functioning. Cardiac rehabilitation may follow a heart-related surgery, heart attack or diagnosis of heart disease. The rehabilitation plan is tailored to meet the individual needs of each patient. Programs are designed and overseen by a cardiologist, a specially trained cardiac rehabilitation registered nurse, and a team of other health care professionals.
Cardiac Rehabilitation plans may include:
- A program of planned and supervised exercise training;
- Nutritional counseling to lower dietary fat and cholesterol levels;
- Stress management and relaxation training;
- Modification of coronary risk factors; and
- Careful monitoring of cardiac health.
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