MDI Hospital’s cardiac rehab department provides a medically supervised program to help heart patients recover quickly and improve their overall physical, mental and social functioning. The goal is to stabilize, slow or even reverse the progression of cardiovascular disease, reducing the risk of heart disease, another cardiac event, or death.
Our cardiac rehabilitation program includes education, counseling, specially tailored exercise programs, nutritional information, and support to modify risk factors like high blood pressure, smoking, high cholesterol, physical inactivity, obesity and diabetes. We also provide information on the appropriate use of prescribed medications.
We work closely with your primary care provider and/or cardiologist to ensure that all goals are met. Our friendly team of specially trained nurses works closely with you to provide the guidance you need to return to a normal routine at home and at work. Our compassionate care team will also lend you emotional support to help with the transition back to a healthy, active life.
Cardiac rehabilitation is helpful to patients with congestive heart failure, angina pectoris (chest pain due to clogged heart arteries), recent heart attack, coronary artery bypass graft surgery or PTCA (balloon angioplasty) or who've had a pacemaker implanted, are heart transplant candidates or recipients, or have stable chronic heart failure, peripheral arterial disease with claudication, or other forms of cardiovascular disease. It also applies to patients with congenital cardiovascular disease, who may or may not have had surgery.