Cardiac Rehabilitation (cardiac rehab) at the Heart Hospital at Saint Francis in Tulsa, OK, provides a safe, nurturing environment for heart disease treatment and full recovery to a healthy lifestyle. This includes patients healing from a heart attack or cardiac surgery; those treated for coronary artery disease or valve disease; and those at high risk for developing heart disease. Family members are also encouraged to participate in the Cardiac Rehab program, so the health and wellness benefits can be enjoyed by all.
CARDIAC REHAB EMPOWERS PATIENTS AND IMPROVES HEALTH
An initial visit is scheduled to review your health history and introduce the Cardiac Rehab program. Following visits are scheduled three times per week for up to two or three months. During each visit, your heart rhythm and blood pressure are closely monitored as you are guided to develop an exercise plan. Cardiac nurses, dietitians, exercise specialists, pharmacists and counselors educate patients individually and in a group setting.
Several key benefits of Cardiac Rehab include:
Advice and close supervision of healthcare professionals helps you improve your health and lower your risk of future heart problems. The Cardiac Rehab team communicates with your primary care doctor or cardiologist to facilitate a seamless recovery.
Counseling and education help you quit smoking, maintain a healthy diet, lose weight and lower your blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Cardiac Rehab counseling may also help manage stress levels and boost overall confidence in your health.
Regular physical activity strengthens your heart and the rest of your body. Physical activity improves your energy level and lifts your spirits, while reducing your risk of future heart attacks and cardiac problems.
Research shows that patients who participate in Cardiac Rehab are 25 percent less likely to experience future heart problems or complications from heart treatments. As a Cardiac Rehab participant, you will understand how the heart works and know how to support your heart health. You will learn to develop a plan to stay active, manage stress, quit smoking, eat nutritiously and maintain a healthy weight. Cardiac Rehab graduates say they appreciate learning how to manage their health.
LEARN MORE ABOUT CARDIAC REHAB AT SAINT FRANCIS
Explore the comprehensive cardiology services available in Tulsa, OK, and know the heart attack warning signs and symptoms. To find out more about our Cardiac Rehab program, please call us at 918-494-6470.