The Adventist HealthCare White Oak Medical Center Cardiac Rehabilitation program is nationally certified through the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. It is designed to help prevent the progression of heart disease. We offer a personalized program designed for your health care needs through the following.
- Education/counseling on risk factors and lifestyle changes
Who Needs Cardiac Rehab?
People who have had a heart attack, heart surgery, angioplasty/stent, angina or heart failure and individuals who are at risk of developing heart disease should have cardiac rehab. To participate in our program, a signed physician referral is required. Please bring your referral to the center or ask your physician if you are ready for cardiac rehabilitation.
How Can Cardiac Rehab Help You?
- Increase fitness
- Reduce symptoms
- Improve in blood lipid levels
- Reduce or eliminate cigarette smoking
- Improve in psychological well-being and reduction of stress
- Improve health and reduce risk of future heart problems
What to Expect
A typical program lasts up to 12 weeks and consists of group exercise sessions that are held three days per week. Each session includes warm-up, conditioning strengthening, cool down and relaxation exercises plus education. Sessions are supervised by a Registered Nurse and/or Exercise Physiologist skilled in both exercise training and advanced cardiac life support. Each participant’s cardiac status is
continuously monitored by telemetry. We will keep your referring physician updated on your progress and provide you with home exercise instructions. Once you’ve completed the program, the optional "On Target" program offers ongoing support and guidance in a supervised setting.
Most insurance companies cover the cost of cardiac rehab. Our staff is happy to help you verify your insurance coverage.