Rehabilitation & Recovery

Cardiac rehabilitation is for people recovering from or at risk of heart disease. It combines medical supervision and cardiac monitoring, educational, dietary and psychiatric counseling, with a progressive exercise training program to help people reach and maintain a high level of heart fitness and return to a full and productive life. Nearly everyone can benefit from cardiac rehab. No one is too old or too young.

To Rehab or Not to Rehab

You’re on heart medication or you’ve just had heart surgery. Everything’s fixed, right? Well, not quite. The underlying factors that got you here in the first place are still at work. Patients enter the program at their physician’s request during or after hospitalization for angina, heart surgery, angioplasty, and/or a heart attack. The rehabilitation program begins in the hospital and then continues on a outpatient basis for several months after discharge and then on an ongoing basis in the lifetime maintenance program.

Strong Heart Healthy RecipesLentil Rice Medley—This month’s Heart Healthy Recipe, courtesy of the Strong Rehabilitation Program

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