A Personal Approach to Outpatient Cardiac Rehab
Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation enables individuals with heart disease/heart attack, and those recuperating from cardiac surgery, to efficiently and effectively resume an active, healthy lifestyle.The Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation Program at Helen Hayes Hospital is tailored to optimize the heart health of its participants while increasing strength and endurance. Following a physician’s referral, each participant receives a thorough evaluation.
The program is customized to meet the patient’s individual needs and goals.
Who Can Benefit from Outpatient Cardiac Rehab
Candidates for outpatient cardiac rehabilitation include individuals recovering from:
- Heart attack
- Angioplasty or stent placement
- Medically managed coronary artery disease
- Open heart surgery, including bypass and valve replacement
- Heart failure
- Heart transplant
The Cardiac Rehabilitation Program
The Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation program includes exercise and education, provided by a team consisting of a board-certified cardiologist, an exercise physiologist, nurses, physical therapists, and a nutritionist form the base of the program.
Monitored and supervised exercise improves cardiovascular function and modifies cardiac risk factors. A wide variety of exercise options are available, including treadmills, recumbent bicycles, and weight training equipment.
Education sessions focus on nutrition, exercise guidelines, stress reduction, and blood pressure and cholesterol control.
For Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation Education Materials, please click HERE.
Joining the Cardiac Rehab Program
The Helen Hayes Hospital Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation Program accepts referrals from physicians and other healthcare professionals. Located in New York’s Hudson Valley, we are convenient to New York and New Jersey. Insurance coverage can vary from plan to plan. Prior to outpatient enrollment, patients should check their individual coverage (referral may be necessary).
For more information please call 845 786-4410 or 1-888-70-REHAB, ext. 4410, or click here to view the brochure.
To make an appointment for the initial evaluation and screening, please call 845 786-4410.
After discharge from Cardiac Rehab, patients are encouraged to make exercise a lifelong commitment, exercising at home, in a community setting or in the Helen Hayes Hospital Wellness Center. The Wellness Center offers a supervised and friendly environment in which to continue the progress made in the rehabilitation program. For more information on the Helen Hayes Hospital Wellness Program, please call 845-786-4934 or 1-888-70-REHAB, ext. 4934.