Cardiac Rehab

Your cardiologist may recommend Cardiac Rehabilitation to help you return to the highest level of activity and independence possible. 

Cardiac Rehab is tailored to meet each individual’s needs. Active involvement by you and your family is vital to your rehab success.

Cardiac Rehabilitation can:

  • Decrease your cardiac symptoms and complications
  • Encourage independence through self-management
  • Improve your social, emotional, and work status
  • Increase physical fitness
  • Reduce hospitalizations
  • Stabilize or reverse atherosclerosis (plaque buildup in the blood vessels)

Reaching Your Goals

Cardiac Rehabilitation informs your health care provider about your clinical status, including:

  • Exercise programs to help build your fitness and improve endurance
  • Medication management to help reduce cardiac symptoms, complications, and hospitalizations
  • Methods to improve independence and activities of daily living 
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Patient and family education and counseling
  • Smoking cessation
  • Stress management and emotional support

Benefits of Cardiac Rehab

Research shows that Cardiac Rehabilitation benefits people in the following ways:

  • Improves cardiac symptoms and psychosocial well-being 
  • Lowers blood pressure and blood sugar levels
  • Provides physicians with valuable surveillance data
  • Reduces stress, blood cholesterol levels, cigarette smoking, and death due to heart disease

Heart Conditions

Cardiac Rehabilitation can help restore health after a diagnosis of:

Our Cardiac Rehab Team

The Cardiac Rehabilitation team includes these skilled professionals:

  • Dietitians
  • Exercise physiologists
  • Pharmacist
  • Rehabilitation nurses

The team uses research-based interventions to tailor programs for each participant. The program has six components:

  • Cardiovascular evaluation
  • Education and counseling about coronary risk reduction
  • Exercise training
  • Medical surveillance and emergency support when appropriate
  • Outcomes documentation and assessment
  • Stress management techniques

Cardiac Rehab Support Group

All present and past cardiac rehab participants, their caregivers, and family members are encouraged to attend monthly Cardiac Rehab Support Group meetings held in Traverse City and Frankfort. This group provides an opportunity to connect with other people who are living with the effects of cardiovascular disease. Participants can share their experiences, give and receive emotional support, and learn from each other. 

For more information about the Traverse City support group, contact Jodi Radtke, BSN, RN-C, at 231-935-8560.

For more information about the Frankfort support group, contact Lorrell Guerra at 231-352-2203.

 

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Exercise and Education

Phase II Cardiac Rehabilitation is an outpatient program that begins with a preliminary evaluation to determine your cardiovascular status.

This heart-monitored exercise and education program takes place in a medically supervised group setting. Based on preliminary test results, specific exercises are prescribed during sessions held two to three times a week. Individual dietary, exercise and pharmacy counseling is also available.

Ongoing Cardiac Rehabilitation

Phase III Cardiac Rehabilitation allows you to continue medically supervised exercise in a group setting three days a week for one hour. Also available are:

  • Educational counseling
  • Individual weight management and dietary counseling
  • Informative handouts on cardiac-related subjects
  • Smoking cessation programs
  • Weight training

Click here for a list of apps for your smartphone that help you focus on improving your heart health.

 

Service Locations

Charlevoix Hospital - Outpatient Services 14700 Lake Shore Dr. Charlevoix, MI 49720 231-547-4024 Get Directions
Grayling Hospital - Outpatient Services 1100 E. Michigan Ave. Grayling, MI 49660 Get Directions
Manistee Hospital - Outpatient Services 1465 E. Parkdale Ave. Manistee, MI 49660 Get Directions
Munson Community Health Center 550 Munson Ave. Traverse City, MI 49686 Get Directions
Otsego Memorial Hospital - Outpatient Services 825 N. Center Ave. Gaylord, MI 49735 989-731-2100 Get Directions