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Cardiac Rehabilitation

Over the past few decades, cardiac rehabilitation has helped people deal with the physical, social-psychological, and educational aspects of heart disease.

Rehabilitation is beneficial if you have had:

  • Angina
  • Athrectomy
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Coronary bypass surgery
  • Coronary or pulmonary transplants
  • Heart attack (myocardial infarction)
  • PTCA (balloon angioplasty)
  • Valve surgery

At Augusta Health, we strive to help you resume your life feeling healthy and productive. Our Cardiac Rehab Team will guide you and your family from your hospital stay to the time you're back to work and enjoying normal activities. We'll help you develop an exercise program and healthy eating habits that fit your needs and your lifestyle. Your primary care physician, cardiologist, or cardiac surgeon will initiate your participation in our inpatient and outpatient programs. Specially trained cardiac nurses will monitor your exercise sessions to ensure that your efforts result benefits such as:

  • Better quality of life
  • Increased heart and lung efficiency
  • Greater work capacity
  • Lower resting and exercise blood pressure
  • Lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels
  • Increased ability to combat depression and anxiety
  • Improved coping with stress and lifestyle changes
  • Less fear of resuming sexual relations
  • More confidence in resuming daily activities

Our services include:

  • Dietary counseling
  • Exercise counseling
  • Stress management information
  • Blood pressure monitoring
  • Medication education and counseling
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