- Improved quality of life
- Improved efficiency of heart and lungs
- Increased work capacity
- Decreased resting and exercise blood pressure
- Improved cholesterol and triglyceride levels
Rehabilitation after a heart attack or heart surgery—or other illness affecting your heart—is an important part of your recovery. Our Heart and Vascular Center’s rehabilitation specialists will work with you to help you regain your health and quality of life. Your recovery process may include steps you can take to prevent further illness, including stopping smoking if you smoke, creating a heart-healthy diet and including appropriate exercise in your life.
Heart disease certainly affects your physical well-being, and it will take some time to regain your strength and stamina. These kinds of events also can affect your emotional and social health. In addition to physical rehabilitation, you can work with professionals to regain a sense of emotional and social wellness, too.
We will work with you throughout your recovery and rehabilitation program, well after you’ve left the hospital and returned home. The outpatient rehabilitation program we design for you will include family and other loved ones who may be involved in your care and recovery. Our specialists will answer your questions, and your loved ones’, and will offer the education you need to be successful. We will all be working together to ensure that you achieve your personal rehabilitation goals.
Referral services are available for Diabetic Counseling.
Social Workers available for Crisis Intervention