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Recovering from a heart condition is hard. This program can help.

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/ by UK HealthCare

Returning to your regular routine after learning you have a heart condition can be frustrating. You might feel frightened or uncertain about what you can safely do.

The UK Cardiac Rehabilitation & Wellness program offers a physically and emotionally supportive environment where you can recover at your own pace. Your individual recovery will be supervised by an experienced and compassionate team of specialists. Our goal is to help you get back on the path to wellness and a better quality of life.

Cardiac rehabilitation is a comprehensive program that includes:

  • Medical evaluation.
  • Supervised exercise.
  • Guidance on reducing your risk factors for future heart problems.
  • Medication review and management.
  • Education about heart health.

During each session, participants are monitored by the staff to ensure safety as well as progress. The courteous, professional staff includes Medical Director Dr. Meenakshi Bhalla, exercise physiologists, cardiac nurses, exercise specialists and registered dietitians. Nutrition consultations are available for each participant.

“For people diagnosed with heart disease or a heart condition, finding a way back to good health can be the biggest challenge they have ever faced,” said Jacob Stone, program director.

“If you have had a cardiac event, you should know that getting into the UK Cardiac Rehabilitation & Wellness program can help you recover quickly, reduce the risk of a future heart event or related procedure, and improve your health and quality of life.”

Studies show that individuals who participate in cardiac rehabilitation live longer and significantly reduce the chance of having a heart attack.

Most insurance plans cover Phase II cardiac rehabilitation if a serious cardiac event occurred within the last year.

A physician referral is required for participation. Talk to your doctor if you think this program might be helpful to you.