Strengthen your heart and improve your health when you choose Adventist HealthCare for cardiac rehabilitation.
What’s Cardiac Rehabilitation?
Cardiac rehabilitation, or rehab, is a comprehensive program to prevent or treat cardiovascular problems and improve your quality of life. During rehab, you’ll have:
Nationally Certified Program
Expect the latest, most advanced services because our cardiac rehab program holds national certification from the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). Rest assured you’ll get care that meets high standards because our program is one of the largest in Maryland and helps thousands of people heal each year.
Is Cardiac Rehab Right for Me?
Your care team may recommend cardiac rehabilitation if you’re at risk for heart disease or recovering from:
If you have a respiratory condition, you may also benefit from pulmonary rehabilitation to improve your breathing.
What to Expect
You may get a referral for cardiac rehab during a doctor appointment or a hospital stay. In a group orientation setting, a member of our team will meet with you to talk about the cardiac rehab program and answer questions.
Monitored Exercise Program
Count on our team to assess your health and goals to create an exercise and education plan personalized to you. You’ll most likely have group exercise sessions three days per week lasting up to 36 sessions or 12 weeks.
During monitored exercise in a supportive, friendly setting, you’ll improve your cardiovascular fitness with the guidance and support of our professionals. Rely on a registered nurse (RN) or exercise physiologist to:
- Lead you through warm-up, conditioning, strengthening, cool-down and relaxation activities
- Track your progress from week to week and share updates with your doctor
- Teach you exercises you can do to at home
Heart Health Education & Counseling
Learn about your specific condition and review strategies to make your heart stronger and avoid future problems. During individualized counseling sessions, get educational materials and resources on:
- Core conditioning
- Flexibility and strength training
- Management of health conditions such as high cholesterol and diabetes
- Nutrition counseling
- Smoking cessation
- Stress management
- Weight management
Cardiac Rehab Support Groups
Get encouragement and information and share your experiences in our support groups, including:
- Heart to Heart Support Group
- Mended Hearts
- Women Heart
After Cardiac Rehab
Count on our team to offer continued support and answer questions so you can live a heart-healthy life.
Take advantage of our optional maintenance program – On Target – for ongoing monitored exercise and support. You'll work with our specialists to create an individualized exercise program with goals that are right for you. If needed, you’ll receive referrals to other health care specialists.
Multidisciplinary Care Team
Benefit from a whole-person approach from a team of compassionate specialists who work together to make sure you have coordinated care. Your team may include:
- Certified diabetes educators
- Exercise physiologists, professionals with experience in exercise training and advanced cardiac life support
- Licensed psychologists
- Registered nurses
Most medical insurance plans cover the cost of cardiac rehabilitation. Ask our staff to help you make sure.
Read firsthand accounts from real Adventist HealthCare cardiac rehab patients.