A heart procedure can be a troubling experience, but with appropriate rehabilitation
patients can resume their normal and active lives. The cardiac rehab program
at Garden City Hospital not only helps patents properly recover from their
procedure, but it helps patients minimize future heart complications.
What is Cardiac Rehab?
Our cardiac rehab program consists of exercise training, counseling, and
education on how to live a healthy and active life after surgery. Before
entering rehabilitation, an exercise tolerance, or stress test must be
conducted to determine the patient’s ability and fitness.
The exercise training during cardiac rehab helps physically strengthen
a patient, and allows them to safely challenge themselves with the assistance
of their rehab team. Overcoming challenges within the program helps patients
regain their confidence, and get back to their normal lives more quickly
than those who do not participate in a rehab program.
The counseling that occurs within the Garden City Hospital cardiac rehabilitation
program helps patients overcome the emotional issues that often go hand-in-hand
with heart disease. Learning how to cope with depression, anxiety and
stress can help patients minimize their risk of future heart complications.
Cardiac rehab educational programs are designed teach patients about the
recovery process and help them adopt healthy lifestyle changes. With heart
healthy eating and proper exercise, patients can improve their overall
health and quality of life.
Who Benefits from Cardiac Rehab?
Our cardiac rehabilitation program is for patients of all ages who suffer
from heart related conditions. If you have experienced heart related problems,
then cardiac rehab may be beneficial to you. Our program doesn’t
just help improve your physical condition, but helps you deal with the
mentally taxing aspects of recovering from a heart related condition.
Our number one goal is to help you live a healthy and fit life after any
type of heart procedure.
For more information about cardiac rehabilitation at Garden City Hospital,