Strengthening Your Heart after Leaving the Hospital
If you’ve had a heart attack or are dealing with heart disease, heart failure, or stable angina, you may be eligible for cardiopulmonary rehabilitation. Cardiopulmonary rehab also may be a helpful option if you’re recovering from heart bypass surgery, angioplasty, stent implantation, heart transplant, or valve surgery. Talk with your cardiologist to see if you’re a candidate and to get a prescription for services.
Our comprehensive cardiopulmonary rehab helps you increase your mobility, resume your normal activities, and prevent future cardiac events through carefully monitored exercise and nutrition education. Programs are customized for each person and paced according to your condition and capabilities. Family members are encouraged to attend to gain an understanding of their loved one’s safe range of activity, recommended goals, and need for follow-up care.
Depending on your condition, you may be eligible to participate in a new program that combines a smartphone app called Movn and traditional cardiopulmonary rehab.
Through the Movn app, you can:
- Record your exercise, weight, and blood pressure levels
- Watch health videos
- Ask your Virtua rehab team questions about your care