Cardiopulmonary and Vascular Rehabilitation Services
Cardiovascular rehabilitation (cardiac rehab) is a professionally supervised program to help patients recover from heart attacks, heart surgery and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) procedures such as stenting and angioplasty.
Our program provides education and counseling services to help heart patients increase physical fitness, reduce cardiac symptoms, improve health and reduce the risk of future heart problems, including heart attack. We work with your physician to design a personalized exercise plan that works just for you.
How can I participate in cardiac rehab?
Referrals to the program are made by your primary care doctor, cardiologist, surgeon or vascular specialist. If you’ve had the following procedures or have any of these diagnoses, you may be eligible to participate:
- Coronary angioplasty or stent placement
- Coronary bypass or valve replacement surgery
- Heart attack
- Stable angina
- Heart transplant
- Peripheral vascular disease
How does the program work?
We offer a variety of exercise equipment options and have an exercise physiologist on staff to help you with resistance training, stretching and balance exercises. You will also have the opportunity to participate in educational sessions and meet with our registered dietitian.
The acute exercise phase of the cardiac rehab program consists of 36 exercise sessions. An individualized exercise prescription will be developed based on your personal risk factors for heart disease and your level of exercise tolerance. Your heart rate and rhythm will be monitored for the entire session by a registered nurse, and vital signs will be taken during and after exercise.
After the initial phase of 36 sessions, the patient is eligible to continue exercising as part of our maintenance program, where the patient enjoys the same level of expert care without wearing the heart monitor during exercise.
A physician is on the premises at all times when exercise sessions are in progress.
What are the benefits of Cardiac Rehab?
- Helps control heart disease symptoms such as chest pain and shortness of breath
- Stops or reverses damage to your blood vessels and your heart
- Lessens the physical and emotional effects of heart disease
- Improves stamina and strength, and helps you return to your usual activities including work, hobbies and regular exercise.
- Improves your confidence and well-being
- Emotional support and medical supervision as you begin your exercise program
- Nutritional counseling and support as you adopt a new healthy lifestyle
What are the goals of cardiac rehab?
Patients and their families can feel confident that our staff has the experience and skills necessary to deal with all the issues that a life-changing cardiac diagnosis can lead to. The goals of the Archbold Cardiac Rehab Program are to:
- Assist patients in attaining independence and self confidence
- Enhance the patient’s ability to perform daily activities
- Encourage positive nutrition and provide a better understanding of the patient’s condition.
Why choose Archbold for cardiac rehab?
Our cardiac rehabilitation program is certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. This certification is a symbol of meeting the essential standards for quality patient care in cardiac rehab, and demonstrates that our program is aligned with current guidelines as approved by the AACVPR. We have a multi-disciplinary program staffed with registered nurses, an exercise physiologist, a registered dietician and a board-certified medical director. This team of professionals, along with the patient’s primary care physician, assists the patients to adopt a healthy lifestyle through monitored exercise and education.
Hours of Operation
Monday • Wednesday • Friday
Tuesday • Thursday