Cardiac Rehabilitation at the Cavanagh Heart Center
Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix has an extensive cardiac rehabilitation program at Cavanagh Heart Center to help patients with heart conditions live healthier lives.
A team of cardiac rehabilitation specialists tailor individual exercise and diet programs to meet each patient's needs. The goal is to improve each patient’s heart performance through exercise, a healthy diet, stress reduction and education. The cardiac rehabilitation program consists of three phases:
Inpatient Program – Phase I
For surgical patients, cardiac rehabilitation may begin in the hospital with low level, progressive physical activity. The patient and their family will learn about heart disease and how to manage the patient’s care after hospital discharge.
Outpatient Program – Phase II
The outpatient program provides self-monitoring skills and tools for a healthy lifestyle. The patient follows monitored exercise sessions three times a week. Patients and their families receive education on diet, exercise and stress management.
Maintenance Program – Phase III
In the maintenance phase, patients have the opportunity to build upon the progress in Phases I and II. This program can also be beneficial for people at risk of developing heart disease who have not yet required surgical intervention. It includes supervised exercise and ongoing support to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
For more information on the cardiac rehabilitation program, please call (602) 839-2757.
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