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Cardiac Rehabilitation

At Florida Medical Center, we are proud to have a program that allows for continuity of care from diagnosis to treatment and recovery. Cardiac Rehabilitation is a specialized medical service designed to improve physical function and emotional well being, as well as reduce the cardiovascular risk factors of people with heart disease. Our shared goal will be to stabilize, slow or even reverse the progression of cardiovascular disease by addressing your physical, mental and social health. We will focus on exercise, nutrition, behavior modification, counseling and education to reduce your risk of future cardiac health issues.

Patients We Serve

Phase II Cardiac Rehabilitation is available for patients who have experienced:

  • Stable Angina (Chest Pain)
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Heart attack
  • Angioplasty or Stenting
  • Open Heart Surgery
  • Dysrhythmias
  • Heart Transplant

Your eligibility for the program will be determined by your insurance company. Insurance coverage will determine the number of sessions allowed, duration of program and co-pay/deductible amounts.

A Recovery Plan Just for You

Patients receive a customized exercise program based on their individual goals and functional capacity. The program consists of one hour of monitored exercise, three days a week for several weeks. Telemetry monitoring and nurse supervision are used during exercise to help ensure that the patient is exercising within a safe and effective target heart rate range. There are several exercise modalities to utilize for aerobic benefit as well as weights for muscle conditioning.

Education

Education is essential to establishing a heart-healthy lifestyle. Our team is available to discuss topics in the following areas:

  • Cardiac Anatomy and Physiology
  • Emotional Aspects of Heart Disease
  • Exercise and Fitness
  • Lipid and Diabetes Management
  • Cardiac Medications
  • Heart Healthy Nutrition/Weight Management
  • Risk Factor Modification
  • Stress Management

Referral Information

A physician referral is required for participation in Cardiac Rehabilitation. For further information, please call 954-677-2610 or fax 954-677-2612 for assistance with this process. Cardiac Rehabilitation is located on the first floor of Florida Medical Center at 5000 W. Oakland Park Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33313.

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