Many Banner Health hospitals offer cardiac rehabilitation programs 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. Patients and their families learn about heart disease and how to manage the patient's care after discharge from the hospital.
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. Phase III includes supervised exercise and ongoing support to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
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