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Cardiac Rehabilitation

Cardiac Rehab

Contact: (509) 576-7650

Address: Suite #208, 406 S. 30th Avenue, Yakima, WA 98902

Recovering from a cardiac event or life-altering diagnosis can be a bit overwhelming without support. The first days and weeks after a cardiac event or new cardiac diagnosis can be a frightening, confusing time. You may be taking new medications and following new instructions. We can help you manage your condition and move toward a healthier way of living.

Cardiac Rehabilitation (also called cardiac rehab) is a medically supervised program of exercise, education and support for people with heart disease to improve their quality of life. The keystone of rehab is an individualized program in phases that involves monitored exercise, nutritional counseling, emotional support, and education about lifestyle changes to reduce your risk of future heart problems.

The goals of cardiac rehabilitation:

Cardiac Rehab involves a long-term commitment from the patient and a team of health care providers. Our team includes doctors (such as your primary care doctor, your surgeon, and a cardiologist who will monitor your plan and progress), specially trained cardiac rehab nurses, dietitians or nutritionists, and mental health specialists. This team also includes a care coordinator who will track your care and navigate insurance concerns.

Who Needs A Cardiac Rehab Program?

Many people of all ages who have heart conditions can benefit if they have had a:

What You Can Expect

What Are The Benefits And Risks Of Cardiac Rehabilitation?

Benefits

Risks

The lifestyle changes you will make have few risks. At first, physical activity is safer in the rehab setting than at home. Your team will watch you to make sure you're safe. They'll check your blood pressure during your exercise training and use an EKG (electrocardiogram) to monitor how your heart reacts and adapts to exercise. After some training, most people learn to exercise safely at home.

Very rarely, serious problems occur during physical activity-we have an emergency response team including cardiologists and nurses available.

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