Cardiac rehabilitation is a comprehensive exercise, education and behavioral modification program designed to improve the physical and emotional condition of patients with heart disease. The purpose of cardiac rehabilitation is to provide progressive exercise and education under medical supervision to individuals with coronary atherosclerotic disease, whether they be post-myocardial infarction, post-coronary artery bypass or anginal.
Cardiac Rehabilitation is the process by which the person with cardiovascular disease, including but not limited to patients with coronary heart disease, is restored to the maximum level of physiological, psychological and vocational functioning. At JPMC, we believe that a patient's cardiac rehabilitation needs will best be met by having professionals focus on the primary functions of clinical care--that professionals will make assessments, diagnoses, prescriptions and evaluations of care. Professionals will direct and participate in improvement of cardiac rehabilitation programs including teaching of patients and their families. Safety factors and patients' rights will at all times be considered priorities.
Learn more about Sierra Garrett's story and how cardiac rehabilitation at JPMC got her back to life with her new baby girl after a heart attack at 26.
Why Cardiac Rehab?
Heart attack survivors, bypass and angioplasty patients, and individuals with angina, congestive heart failure, and heart transplants are all candidates for a cardiac rehabilitation program. Cardiac rehabilitation is prescribed to control symptoms, improve exercise tolerance, and improve the overall quality of life in these patients. Our cardiac rehabilitation program aims to:
- Restore patients to maximum level of physiological, psychological and vocational functioning
- Allow myocardial healing process to continue under guidance and supervision of specific exercise prescription
- Increase awareness and understanding of coronary artery disease through patient and family education
- Develop goal-oriented self-care program for patients with coronary artery disease
- Reduce healthcare costs through shortened hospital stays and prevention of disabilities
Our goal is to provide you with the skills and knowledge you will need to live better with your disease. If you have any questions or would like more information, call us at 270.251.4120 and ask to talk with someone about our program.