A healthy lifestyle helps maintain a healthy heart. That is why McKee has a cardiac rehabilitation program 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.
Phase 1 - Inpatient Program
For surgical patients, cardiac rehabilitation may begin in the hospital with low level, progressive physical activity. The patient and his or her family will learn about heart disease and how to manage the patient’s care after he or she is discharged from the hospital.
Phase II - Outpatient Program
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.
Phase III - Maintenance Program
In the maintenance phase, patients have the opportunity to build upon the progress in Phases I and II. This program also can be beneficial for people at risk of developing heart disease that has 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 (970) 635-4025.
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