Cardiac Rehabilitation
 
 

Cardiac Rehabilitation Program

EvergreenHealth?s Cardiac Rehabilitation is a comprehensive outpatient program designed to maximize recovery and help patients resume an active and heart-healthy lifestyle.

Our experienced cardiac rehab team, along with your physician, provides the support and guidance to assist you on your journey back to better health.

Our Program

A typical program lasts 8-12 weeks. Each patient is assigned a case manager who establishes an individualized program based on the patient's input and health needs.

This program is for individuals who have experienced:

?         Heart attack

?         Coronary bypass surgery

?         Angioplasty, stent placement or atherectomy

?         Heart valve surgery

?         Angina

?         Congestive heart failure

?         Other heart related procedures or problems

The program will help you:

?         Learn to manage your risk factors

?         Improve efficiency of the heart and muscles

?         Develop safe exercise habits

?         Return to your previous level of activity

?         Reduce anxiety and depression

?         Gain camaraderie through group participation

?         Learn to manage your health with respect to your heart condition

?         Increase your strength and stamina

 

Prevention Wellness Recovery (PWR)

PWR is the maintenance phase of EvergreenHealth's outpatient cardiac rehabilitation program.

The group exercise classes, supervised by specially-trained exercise physiologists, provide patients the opportunity to continue their exercise program in a structured and supportive environment.

PWR also assists with cardiac risk factor modification and provides blood pressure measurements. EKG monitoring is available when indicated.

PWR is also appropriate for individuals who may not have experienced a cardiac event, but who are at risk for developing heart problems. Risk factors include:

  • High cholesterol
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Overweight
  • Diabetes
  • Smoking
  • Physical inactivity
  • Elevated stress levels