Cardiac Rehabilitation Program
About Our Cardiac Rehabilitation Program
At Ocean University Medical Center, a multidisciplinary approach to cardiac rehabilitation restores patients to their optimal physical, emotional, and psychological well-being while they recuperate from a heart attack, angina, bypass surgery, angioplasty, stent replacement, or a variety of other heart-related conditions. Inpatient education, outpatient telemetry monitoring, and supervised maintenance exercise programs are offered depending on individual patient needs. Meridian Health’s fitness centers are part of a continuum of care to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle.
The Cardiac Rehabilitation Program at Ocean University Medical Center offers a monitored exercise program designed to improve the function of the heart. It involves exercising while wearing a heart monitor and is facilitated under the direction of your cardiologist. The program also teaches you about heart disease and ways to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Cardiac Rehabilitation may be used for anyone who has had a:
- Valve replacement
- Heart attack
- Bypass surgery
- Coronary artery disease
- Balloon angioplasty/atherectomy
The Cardiac Rehabilitation Program will teach you how to cope with your illness while improving your physical health. If you feel you may benefit from the program, you will need a prescription from your physician. Once you have a prescription, you can schedule your initial evaluation by calling 732-836-4275.
Evaluation & Program
During your evaluation, our skilled therapists will review your medical history and determine if you are fit the program criteria. We will discuss exercise options and techniques to increase your strength and stamina.Our team will set goals to get you on your way to improved health. We will advance exercise to your tolerance and evaluate your progress daily.
Our staff is trained and certified in emergency care and our facility is located in the medical center, providing a safe exercise environment.
- Increased knowledge of heart disease
- Increased overall strength
- Increased stamina and endurance
- Increased ability to perform “everyday tasks”
- Improved self-confidence
- Decreased further risk of heart disease
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