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Our comprehensive cardiopulmonary rehabilitation program helps you rebuild your strength, increase your mobility, relieve your symptoms, and get you back to the activities you enjoy through carefully monitored exercise and education.
Programs are customized for each person and paced according to your condition and capabilities.
Cardiac rehab is an important part of the recovery process following a heart attack or other procedure, or if you are managing a condition like heart failure. Participation in a program of medically supervised exercise, lifestyle education (such as adopting a Mediterranean-style diet and maintaining a healthy weight), stress management, and support have been shown to reduce readmission to the hospital and risk of death by 25%.
Candidates for Cardiac Rehab
If you have any of the following conditions and/or procedures, you are likely eligible for cardiac rehabilitation:
• Heart attack
• Stable angina (chest pain)
• Congestive heart failure with low ejection fraction
• Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery
• Heart valve repair or replacement (such as transcathether aortic valve replacement, or TAVR)
• Angioplasty (“balloon” procedure)
• Cardiac stent implantation (percutaneous coronary intervention, or PCI)
• Heart transplantation
• Left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation
Cardiac rehab requires a prescription from your physician. We can assist you in verifying insurance benefits prior to enrollment.
If you have heart disease or have had a heart attack, call to see if you're eligible for Virtua’s cardiopulmonary rehabilitation services.856-341-8163
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