Heart and Vascular Center
Designed to ease the lifestyle changes patients may experience after a
cardiac event, our cardiac rehabilitation services integrate progressive
exercise, positive psychological adaptation to changes in health and education
for a heart-healthy life.
Cardiac rehabilitation is a multidisciplinary program of education and
exercise established to assist individuals with heart conditions to achieve
optimal physical, psychological and functional status within the limits
of their disease.
Our rehabilitation team consists of physicians, dietitians, physical therapists,
occupational therapists, pharmacists and nurses, all of whom work together
to help each patient achieve an optimal quality of life.
- Education of the patient and the family in the recognition, prevention
and treatment of cardiovascular disease
- Improvement or reduction of risk factors
- Dealing with psychological factors that influence recovery from heart disease
- Structured, progressive physical activity, either in a rehabilitative setting
or home program
- Vocational counseling
Benefits of Cardiac Rehabilitation
- Improvement of exercise tolerance, symptoms and blood lipids
- Reduction or cessation of cigarette smoking
- Improvement of psychosocial well-being and reduction of stress
- Reduction of mortality
- Encouragement for patients to keep regular appointments
- Periodic assessment of patient's progress, such as heart rate, blood
pressure and weight changes
- Covered in full or part by most payers, including Medicare
For patient referrals or to receive more information about our services,
please call (760) 242-2311, extension 6056, or fax us at (760) 242-8158.