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Cardiac rehabilitation

Our Smart Heart program is designed to teach, support and encourage patients as they recover from heart episodes.

If you have experienced any of the following heart procedures or episodes, Smart Heart may be right for you:

  • Balloon angioplasty
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Coronary artery bypass
  • Heart attack
  • Heart transplant
  • Left ventricular assist device (LVAD)
  • Stable angina
  • Stent placement
  • Valve replacement

Following a thorough examination, you will be assigned a customized treatment team to work with you to develop an individualized plan of care. The goal of the treatment team is to enable you to achieve your maximum potential of recovery for your best quality of life.

During supervised sessions, patients receive training about exercise progression and components of safe, effective exercise.

The Smart Heart program, is tailored to meet your individual needs for a monitored, physician-supervised exercise program. You will participate three times a week, on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Through this program, you can benefit from having your heart rate, blood pressure and heart rhythm monitored during your exercise session. Education is also a significant part of the outpatient program.

Topics of the education sessions offered include:

  • Cholesterol
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Diet analysis and instruction is offered by a Unity Health dietitian
  • High blood pressure
  • Home exercise prescription
  • Post-bypass discharge information
  • Signals and actions of a heart attack/angina
  • Smoking cessation
  • Stress
  • Understanding coronary artery disease

For additional information, please call the Cardiac Rehabilitation Center at 501.380.1480.