CaroMont Health’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Program is for people who have had heart surgery, a cardiac catheterization or a heart attack. The American Heart Association and other medical disciplines recommend that all patients who have had one of these events attend cardiac rehabilitation. A patient enrolled in this program acquires life-changing skills that help him or her avoid future cardiac events.
The rehabilitation staff consults regularly with the patient’s physician to make necessary adjustments to medications and the recovery regime. Specially-trained nurses, therapists, nutritionists and exercise professionals administer the program. These services are covered by most insurers.
Cardiac rehabilitation begins while patients are in the hospital. CaroMont Regional Medical Center's cardiac rehabilitation nurse visits patients providing information and guidance about the rehabilitation process. Patients are scheduled to attend the cardiac education introduction class to learn more about the benefits of the program, which includes:
Two to three rehabilitation sessions each week
- Cardiac-monitored exercise with medical supervision
- Nutritional consultation
- Psychological consultation
- Educational classes
- Stress management