Outpatient Program | Phase II Rehab
The second phase of rehabilitation begins after you are discharged from the hospital. Phase II meets 3 times a week for 36 sessions. These classes offer a balance of education and exercise. During each exercise session, your blood pressure, heart rate, heart rhythm, and physical response to exercise are monitored by registered nurses, exercise physiologists and exercise specialists. Staff create an individualized exercise prescription for each patient, designed to place a gradually increasing workload on your circulation to improve the function of your heart.
Education topics include risk factors, exercise METs, exercise prescription, decreasing sugar intake, stress management, low sodium eating, building a heart healthy plate, blood pressure, goal setting, portion distortion, sleep health, and medications.
Appointments with a registered dietician and a wellness coach are also available. Staff members also introduce you to ways to develop a home exercise program to prevent future heart problems.