Phase II (Monitored) is a comprehensive service provided to individuals with Cardiovascular Disease. The primary goal of Cardiac Rehabilitation is to enable the participant to achieve his/her optimal physical, psychological, and social functioning through exercise training and lifestyle change.
Cardiac Rehabilitation is a service that includes:
- Prescribed exercise to improve cardiovascular fitness without exceeding safe limits.
- Education about heart disease along with counseling on ways to stabilize or reverse heart disease by improving risk factors.
- Reduction/Cessation of Smoking
- Lowering Cholesterol
- Controlling High Blood Pressure
- Weight Loss/Control
- Improve/Manage Diabetes
- Increasing Physical Activity
- Encourage Healthy Eating Habits
- Improve Psychological Well Being
Those who benefit from Cardiac Rehabilitation include those with a history of:
- Myocardial infarction (heart attack)
- Coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG)
- Current stable angina pectoris
- Heart valve repair or replacement
- Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) or coronary stenting
- Heart or heart-lung transplant
Phase III is a Maintenance Program that is an option for those who wish to participate following completion of Phase II. Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) can also be completed in the maintenance program to assist in the treatment of PAD with a physician’s order.
AGH's Cardiac Rehabilitation program is certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR).