Exercise is essential for both preventive care and recovery as well as for peripheral vascular disease (PVD) patients.
We begin by evaluating your individual status. Then we create a personalized exercise program matched to your lifestyle and your goals for rehabilitation.
Our cardiac rehab staff continually monitors patients who have had a cardiovascular event. A patient’s heart rate, blood pressure and ECG are checked to ensure exercise levels are safe and appropriate.
If you are coming for risk factor modification, your blood pressure and heart rate will be monitored. We may also monitor your blood sugar or oxygen levels, if appropriate. No matter the case, your exercise program will be suited to fit your specific needs.
Learning about peripheral vascular and cardiovascular disease and how to make healthy lifestyle changes is an important part of prevention, recovery and managing your disease. To help you do this, our Cardiovascular Rehabilitation team offers a series of classes to participants and their families.
Available classes include:
- Cardiovascular Disease and Arrhythmias
- Cardiac Risk Factors
- Exercise Guidelines
- Nutrition (two classes offered)
- Cholesterol & Blood Pressure
- Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
- Stress Management
- Heart Failure & Arrhythmias
Family members are encouraged to participate as much as possible. They are welcome during exercise sessions, classes and other activities. Cardiac rehabilitation staff is available to answer questions and provide guidance that will help ensure a successful recovery.
If a formal support group interests you, check out our Mended Hearts program. There is no fee for this group meeting. This patient support group organization offers hope and encouragement to heart patients, their families and caregivers.