Cardiac Rehab is a professionally supervised exercise program to help you recover from:
coronary artery bypass surgery
valve repair or replacement surgery
percutaneous coronary artery intervention (PCI) procedures such as stenting and angioplasty
Our Cardiac Rehab programs provide education for lifestyle modifications and exercise to:
Our program is certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.
Benefits of Participation in Cardiac Rehab
improved functional abilities
quality of life
knowledge of disease process and prevention strategies
ability to perform daily life activities
self-esteem and confidence
increased ability to make healthy lifestyle choices
Cardiac Rehab will give you the tools, knowledge and motivation needed to fight the progression of cardiovascular disease with your “heart and soul”!
We offer both Phase II and Phase III (maintenance) Cardiac Rehab on an outpatient basis.
Phase II offers three low-level supervised, monitored exercise sessions and one education session per week for 8 - 10 weeks. Sessions are monitored by a cardiac nurse to assure activity tolerance and safety. Education topics include basic heart anatomy, risk factors, nutrition, exercise, stress and Breathing and medications. Your progress and workload are monitored by a physical therapist and a nurse during each session.
Phase II is generally covered by insurance but please check with your health insurance company to determine copays or other requirements.
Phase III (maintenance)
Our Phase III program is a continuous, supervised exercise program designed to maintain cardiovascular fitness in a group setting. Participants are welcome to attend the weekly educational sessions.
The maintenance program is self-pay and is generally not covered by health insurance. Sessions are held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Other maintenance options include a home exercise program or an exercise program at a local fitness center. Our local fitness center, The Works Family Health & Fitness Center in Somersworth offers The Works RX – a 60 day Introductory Exercise Program, referral needed.
Our team consists of your cardiologist, our Medical Director, the Director of Rehabilitation Services, a Cardiac Nurse Coordinator, a nurse, physical and occupational therapists, a dietitian and a pharmacist.
For more information
Collette Carville, RN or Vicki Mancuso, RN at (603) 740-2132 or (603) 740-3323