Cardiac & Vascular Rehabilitation
Benefits of Cardiac & Vascular Rehabilitation
Through education, behavior modification and exercise, you are given tools to improve your life. Benefits include:
Our Trained Professionals
Our multidisciplinary approach draws from the talents and training of:
Programs for Better Health
Cardiac and Vascular Rehabilitation is designed to help individuals with conditions such as heart disease, vascular disease, renal disease and diabetes, including those who have had heart attacks, open-heart surgery, stable angina, vascular disease or other problems.
Education and Exercise
Among the many treatments for heart-related diseases, we emphasize the importance of education and exercise in order to live a longer and healthier life.
The Exercise Program
Outpatient classes usually start two to four weeks after your discharge. Before starting, you will be evaluated to create a plan to meet your specific goals. During orientation, you will receive a personal exercise program which designates the time, intensity and frequency of exercise.
Exercise classes are scheduled several times a week. You will be evaluated routinely and your exercise routine will gradually advance as your activity tolerance improves.
Available exercise equipment
- Stationary bikes
- Rowing machines
- Recumbent steppers
- Resistance weight training
Education is as important as exercise. Our Cardiac and Vascular Rehabilitation program offers classes that address the disease process, nutrition, exercise, stress management, smoking cessation and medications.
The cost of participating in Cardiac and Vascular Rehabilitation is reimbursed by most insurance companies. The amount of reimbursement will vary from policy to policy.
You will need a physician referral
A physician referral is required for participants in the program. You may request a referral from your doctor.
Resources for Vascular Disease
Choose a doctor for a lifetime of good health.
Heart to Heart is a support group of Cardiac and Vascular Rehabilitation, offering educational and support opportunities for rehab participants, their family and friends.
Lexington Medical Center encourages you to be well-informed.