A healthy lifestyle helps maintain a healthy heart. That is why Banner Thunderbird has an extensive cardiac rehabilitation program to help patients with heart conditions live healthier lives.
Our cardiac rehabilitation specialists tailor individual exercise and diet programs to meet each patients needs. Their 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 he is discharged 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 that has not yet required surgical intervention. It includes supervised exercise and ongoing support to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
For more information on cardiac rehabilitation services offered at Banner Thunderbird, please call 602-865-6986.
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