Cardiac Rehab Fort Worth & Plano, TX

Cardiac Rehab

What is cardiac rehab?

Cardiac Rehabilitation is a comprehensive, medically supervised program designed to assist patients in regaining their physical capacity and confidence in returning to a full and productive life following a cardiac event.

Returning to your regular routine after a heart attack or surgery can be scary and frustrating. You might feel frightened or uncertain about what you can safely do after such a major event. Cardiac rehab provides a supportive place both physically and emotionally for the patient to recover at their own pace under the supervision of an experienced and compassionate team of specialists. Our team of physical therapists  will review your personal and medical history and customize a program to meet your individual needs and personal health goals.

Additionally, patients are provided with educational resources that will help them to make health decisions that can help slow, stabilize, and even reverse the progression of their heart disease. In combination with proper medication and a heart-healthy diet, exercise is of vital importance to regaining heart function, decreasing symptoms, and stopping the progression of heart disease, and reducing the chances of another heart-related event.

What are the benefits of cardiac rehab?

  • Decreased risk factors for coronary heart disease
  • Improved ability to cope with stress and anxiety
  • Improved blood pressure control
  • Improved blood cholesterol levels
  • Improved body flexibility
  • Improved strength and stamina
  • Improved weight management
  • Safe exercise habits

Who should participate?

Anyone who has had a cardiac or pulmonary event or procedure and has a written order from their physician can be a good candidate for cardiopulmonary rehab. Some events that qualify patients for rehab are:

  • Acute myocardial infarction (heart attack)
  • Angioplasty
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Coronary artery bypass surgery
  • Coronary stenting
  • Heart transplant
  • Heart valve repair/replacement surgery
  • Stable angina

What will I do during my cardiac rehab sessions?

Cardiac rehab provides EKG, heart rate, rhythm, and blood pressure monitoring of individualized exercise sessions so that each visit is specifically tailored to your needs. We also provide educational resources to assist patients in risk factor modifications. Topics include smoking cessation, stress reduction, the anatomy of the heart, diabetes, nutrition and other subjects of interest to heart patients and their families.

WILL INSURANCE COVER CARDIAC REHAB?

Cardiac rehab is a medically supervised program and is typically covered by many insurance companies, including Medicare. Our staff will call your insurance company and verify your coverage before beginning the program. For more information, Contact Us Today at Fort Worth & Plano, TX Centers.