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
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
- 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.