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Cardiac Rehabilitation

At Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital, we help patients who already have heart disease, and those who are at risk of developing it. We offer a variety of classes and programs, such as cardiac rehabilitation and congestive heart failure management, providing our patients with a carefully planned course of treatment that integrates diagnosis, treatment and follow-up.

Cardiac Rehabilitation Program

Our approach to cardiac rehabilitation is progressive and multidisciplinary. Cardiac rehabilitation is designed to help people who have experienced a cardiac event or heart disease recover faster and return to full and productive lives.

The cardiac rehabilitation program may:

  • strengthen your heart and cardiovascular system
  • improve cholesterol and blood sugar control
  • lower blood pressure
  • help to maintain a safe body weight
  • increase your activity level
  • slow the progression of arthritis
  • preserve increase bone density

Whether you're recovering from a heart attack, an angioplasty or cardiac surgery, our comprehensive three-phase cardiac conditioning program can help speed your recovery and reduce the risk and severity of future heart disease.

Three-Phase Cardiac Conditioning Program

  • Phase I begins while you're still in the hospital. It consists of an education program and minimal exercise, including short walks around your room and down the hall.
  • Phase II is a customized outpatient program, featuring telemetry monitoring, supervised exercise, nutrition counseling, stress management and learning about risk factors.
  • Phase III provides outpatient maintenance through ongoing monitoring, support and education.

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