Banner Desert provides an extensive cardiac rehabilitation program designed to help patients with heart conditions live healthier lives.
Each patient will work with a team of cardiac rehabilitation specialists, who tailor individual exercise and diet programs to meet a patient’s needs. The goal is to improve a 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
- Outpatient Program - Phase II
- Maintenance Program - Phase III
Inpatient Program - Phase I
For surgical, heart attack and chest pain patients, cardiac rehabilitation may begin in the hospital with low level, progressive physical activity. In Phase I, the patient and their family will learn about heart disease and how to manage the patient’s care after being discharged from the hospital.
Outpatient Program - Phase II
The Phase II 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 made 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 (480) 412-3123.
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