Cardiac Rehabilitation At Chesapeake Regional Medical Center
Our cardiac rehabilitation (rehab) is nationally certified through the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. It is designed to return patients to a normal routine, answer concerns and questions they might have after having a cardiac event or procedure, and help improve their overall health by identifying and reducing the risk factors that lead to cardiovascular disease. When our patients complete the program, they are confident in caring for their cardiac health and reducing their risk for further cardiac disease.
Benefits of Cardiac Rehab
Cardiac rehab benefits individuals who have:
- Coronary bypass surgery
- Interventional procedures such as balloon angioplasty, PTCA,
atherectomy or stent placement
- Heart transplant
- Heart attack (myocardial infarction)
- Valve repair or replacement
- Cardiovascular disease
Our team is caring, experienced and certified in advanced cardiac
life support (ACLS) so you can feel safe during your exercise sessions.
Our team members:
- Registered nurses
- Registered respiratory therapists
- Exercise physiologists
- Registered dietitians
- Certified diabetes educators
What to Expect
As a participant in cardiac rehab, you will have your heart rate, heart rhythm, blood pressure and any symptoms monitored by our team. We will assist and direct you in a specific exercise routine tailored to your fitness level. Most classes are three days per week for a set number of weeks, usually dictated by your insurance.
Education for Patients and Family in a Group Setting Include:
- Exercise benefits
- Risk factor modification/stress
- Cholesterol management
- Anatomy and physiology of the heart
How to Get Started
Simply come to the Lifestyle Center on the campus of Chesapeake Regional Medical Center. Bring a physician's prescription for cardiac rehab (if available), insurance cards and driver's license.
After completing our cardiac rehab program, patients may continue in our Supervised Exercise Training (SET) program. SET offers a progressive exercise program that includes supervision by our exercise physiologists and an environment where additional goals can be met.
Questions? Contact Us.
If you have further questions about our program, please give the Lifestyle Center a call at 757-312-6132.