You’ve survived a heart attack or heart surgery… What is the next step on the road to recovery?
Cardiac rehabilitation can enhance the long-term health of patients with coronary artery and valve disease who have recently experienced a heart attack or coronary artery bypass surgery. The program has two phases.
Phase I – Inpatient
Patients learn about the lifestyle changes, diet and activity at home necessary for a full recovery. This phase begins preparing them for the outpatient phase of the program, which can bolster their confidence and independence to aid their recovery.
Phase II – Outpatient
Prescribed by a physician, this phase involves daily exercise sessions with the monitoring of blood pressure and heart rates by specially trained personnel. Education, an essential component, focuses on behavior change that promotes risk factor management and secondary prevention.
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The Ridgewood YMCA Express continues the benefits of the Hospital’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Program with its own Cardiopulmonary Enhancement Program. A personal fitness advisor meets regularly with patients for their first four months, designing a sequential program to build cardiopulmonary endurance, muscle strength and endurance and flexibility and range-of-movement.