Cardiac rehabilitation is an important part of recovery for patients who have had a recent heart event, such as heart attack, stent placement, open-heart surgery or valve repair/replacements, and more. Rehabilitation begins during your hospital stay and will continue on an outpatient basis after discharge.
Family members or caregivers are encouraged to be involved. Together, you’ll better understand your diagnosis and coping strategies.
To schedule an appointment, call 936-266-3130.
Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation
Early outpatient cardiac rehabilitation involves individualized, medically supervised exercise and education to decrease your risk of future heart events and increase your heart health knowledge.
Early outpatient cardiac rehabilitation includes an individualized exercise and education program where we monitor your heart rhythm, heart rate, and blood pressure while you exercise two to three days per week for approximately 12 weeks under the care of registered nurses and exercise physiologists following your recent heart event. Exercise components of each session include breathing techniques, flexibility movements, endurance training, and strength training.
During your initial evaluation, staff will review your current medical history, physical activity, nutritional habits, emotional health, and risk factors for heart disease and design an individualized program to assist you in reaching your goals post heart event. All patients are offered education on heart disease, nutrition, home exercise, and medications. To enroll, patients will need an order from their physician. Contact us at 936-266-3142.
The goal of cardiac rehabilitation is to improve quality of life by helping patients:
- Understand their heart condition.
- Reduce the risk of future heart complications through lifestyle changes, including exercise, eating habits, and smoking cessation.
- Learn to manage stress and conserve energy.
- Improve emotional well-being and self-confidence.