Cardiac rehab is a supervised program designed to improve heart patients’ physical, emotional, vocational and social functions. Services include exercise and education for lifestyle modification. Patients are assessed by a nurse, then work with our team to establish a program designed to slow or reverse heart disease progression.
Cardiac rehab treatment at Syracuse Area Health is determined by your care team and will consist of a combination of education, exercise equipment introduction, exercise training, and heart rhythm monitoring.
Cardiac Rehab is for patients with:
What to expect from rehab
Lifestyle modification components of cardiac rehab may include smoking cessation, stress management, nutrition modification, blood pressure and cholesterol control, weight control, and diabetes control.
Medicare and most insurance companies cover cardiac rehab for patients with these diagnoses.
Get started with cardiac rehab: Contact your cardiologist, primary care provider, or Rachel Werner in the CMH Cardiac Rehab Office at (402) 269-7615.