Memorial Medical Center's cardiac rehabilitation program of exercise and education helps you manage heart-related conditions, reduce your risk for cardiovascular disease, and improve your overall physical fitness and health.
A leader in inpatient and outpatient rehab programs, Sutter’s cardiac rehab program is conducted by highly-skilled teams of experienced cardiovascular specialists that include cardiologists, registered nurses, exercise physiologists, registered dietitians and social workers.
You may be referred to cardiac rehab after having:
- Angioplasty or stent replacement
- Bypass or heart surgery
- Heart transplant
- Valve repair or replacement
Your doctor may also recommend cardiac rehab if you are at risk for or have had a heart attack, heart disease, heart failure or angina.
There are two phases in the Memorial Medical Center cardiac rehab program. How much time you spend participating in any one phase will depend on your health and how your heart responds.
Phase I is an inpatient program that typically takes place after you are hospitalized for a heart problem. The goal is to gradually increase your strength, and if you had a heart transplant, avoid rejection of your new heart. You’ll learn what you can do to lower your risk of heart problems in the future.
If you were in the hospital, Phase II aims to help you easily transition from hospital to home. It emphasizes an exercise program specifically developed to help you get stronger and become more active. You’ll learn how to maintain your health and how to take care of your incisions.
The cardiac rehab programs throughout the Sutter Health network meet American Heart Association and federal requirements. Some are nationally recognized and certified by the American Association for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). For more information, call (209) 569-7375.