Cardiac rehabilitation is crucial for individuals recovering from a heart attack or other cardiac issues. It plays a significant role in recovery, helping to prevent subsequent heart attacks, which could be more severe, and aiding in the establishment of heart-healthy habits. Understanding who requires cardiac rehabilitation and its benefits is vital for recovery.

Annually, approximately 800,000 individuals in the United States experience a heart attack, with about one in four having previously suffered one. Cardiac rehabilitation is not only beneficial for recovery from a heart condition but also instrumental in preventing future cardiac events.

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Cardiac Rehab Team

Cardiac rehabilitation, often referred to as cardiac rehab, is a structured medical program designed for individuals who have experienced heart attack, heart failure, undergone heart valve surgery, coronary artery bypass grafting, or percutaneous coronary intervention.

Led by Jordan Camden, RT, and Sara Ring, Paramedic, EMT-I, our team will coordinate with your provider to support you during your rehab. 

For more information call
(970) 854-2241 ext 2049 to discuss your questions with the team.

What Does Cardiac Rehab Involve?

Cardiac rehab is a program that can help improve your heart's future. This medically supervised program is designed to enhance your cardiovascular health if you have had a heart attack, heart failure, angioplasty, or heart surgery. Think of cardiac rehab as three equally important parts:

  • Exercise counseling and training involve activities that get your heart pumping and stimulate your cardiovascular system. You'll discover methods to move your body that enhance heart health.

  • Education on heart-healthy living is crucial: it involves managing risk factors, opting for nutritious food choices, and ceasing smoking. Such education is a fundamental component of cardiac rehabilitation.

  • Counseling aimed at stress reduction is beneficial for heart health. This aspect of rehabilitation assists in recognizing and managing daily stressors.

*Info courtesy of American Heart Association.

We aim to Educate on heart-conscious living, mitigating heart disease risk, and enhancing overall health.

  • Phase I refers to a medically supervised exercise program tailored for individuals recovering from recent heart-related illnesses, surgeries, or procedures.

  • Phase II: Adult Fitness is designed for individuals with known risk factors*, those with existing heart conditions, or anyone seeking to enhance their cardiovascular health.

*Risk factors include smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, overweight, etc