What is Cardiac Rehabilitation?
Cardiac Rehabilitation is a progressive program with a goal of helping patients restore and maintain optimal health while helping to reduce the risk of future heart problems. Cardiac Rehabilitation sessions offer personalized exercise prescriptions, education and lifestyle modification programs.
Outpatient Rehabilitation Program
The Outpatient Rehabilitation Program at Texas Health Harris Methodist Outpatient Center Burleson includes education and continuous EKG monitored exercise therapy conducted by exercise staff and a cardiac rehabilitation nurse while under the care of a medical staff physician. After discharge from the outpatient rehabilitation program, patients may choose to continue a maintenance program with a membership at the Texas Health Fitness Center Burleson. A maintenance program can be designed and discussed in further detail while in cardiac rehabilitation.
Patients who have had any of the following procedures or conditions may benefit from cardiac rehabilitation:
- Heart attack
- Atherosclerotic heart disease
- Angina pectoris
- Abnormal stress test
- Valvular heart disease
- Pacemaker or AICD
- Heart failure
- Angioplasty or atherectomy
- Coronary artery bypass surgery
- Heart transplant
Benefits of Cardiac Rehabilitation include:
- Improvement of exercise tolerance
- Reduction of symptoms
- Reduction of cholesterol levels
- Reduction of cigarette smoking
- Improvement in psychosocial well-being and reduction of stress
- Lowering of blood pressure
Cardiac Rehabilitation Team
As part of Texas Health Burleson, the cardiac rehabilitation program's multidisciplinary team is lead by physicians on the medical staff. The team also includes cardiac rehabilitation nurses, exercise physiologists, physical therapists and fitness specialists as well as registered dietitians.
Medicare and many other insurance companies can cover a large portion, if not all, of the costs of cardiac rehabilitation for most heart problems. Insurance benefits will be verified before patients start the program.
For more information about the Texas Health Burleson Cardiac Rehabilitation Program, please call 817-782-8070.