Cardiac Rehabilitation

A Custom Cardiac Rehabilitation Program

The Cardiac Rehabilitation staff will develop a custom plan to fit your needs and abilities, whether you’re recovering from a heart attack, coronary angioplasty, coronary bypass surgery or have coronary heart disease. Depending on your condition, this plan may include education, counseling and exercise to guide you on a journey to reach and maintain proper heart health. Exercise and lifestyle modification are key principles of our program, which is why we work with you to improve strength, stamina, circulation, flexibility and cardiovascular fitness. You can expect to engage in fitness activities 2-3 times per week for 6-12 weeks as we monitor heart rate, rhythm and blood pressure, supplying your physician with timely results.

Our custom rehabilitation plan includes:

  • Progressive aerobic exercise
  • Education regarding recovery and heart-healthy living
  • Lifestyle modification counseling
  • Exercise monitoring by staff trained in cardiac care
  • Dietary consults for you and your family
  • Resistive/strength training (when appropriate)

Variety of Fitness Equipment

Grand View Health’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Program includes a variety of equipment to meet your needs.

  • Elliptical machines
  • Treadmills
  • Upright stationary bikes
  • Recumbent stationary bikes
  • NuStep, a recumbent cross-trainer
  • Upper-body ergometer
  • Complete strength-training equipment
  • Exercise balls

To maintain fitness after rehabilitation, you may continue to use our fitness equipment and work out under the supervision of our Cardiac Rehabilitation Program staff by enrolling in our Lifestyle Fitness Program.

Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Rehabilitation Program

PAD, a slowing or stopping of the normal flow of blood to the legs, causes pain in the muscles of your legs and increases your risk for heart attack and stroke. Grand View offers treatment to reduce symptoms and prevent further progression of the disease. To slow or even reverse PAD and its symptoms, treatment includes:

  • Lifestyle changes
  • Exercise
  • Medications that lower cholesterol or control high blood pressure and prevent plaque build-up

Lifestyle Fitness Program

Our medical professionals assist you in developing an exercise program to help you reach your goals. Following a medical model, we’ll assist you in assessing your current level of physical well-being and develop a program uniquely designed to address your health needs.

Please call 215-453-3260 for more information.