Cardiac Rehabilitation

Who Can Benefit
Most people who have a heart attack or cardiac surgery successfully return to their jobs and normal lives. Cardiac Rehabilitation, conducted on an outpatient basis, is a critical part of this recovery process. The benefits of cardiac rehabilitation are well proven.

How We Can Help
Our therapists work closely with patients to:

  • Increase knowledge of cardiac diseases, diet and risk factors
  • Increase the efficiency of the heart
  • Lower heart rate and blood pressure
  • Increase strength and stamina
  • Assist in weight control
  • Improve self-confidence and esteem
  • Speed recovery following surgery or other heart procedures

Citrus Valley Centers for Rehabilitation Services takes a total wellness approach to cardiac rehabilitation. Our trained professionals work with patients and their physicians to develop an exercise-education-counseling-support program that speeds up the recovery process and has lasting effects.

Cardiac Rehabilitation
Following primary medical care or treatment, cardiac patients receive:

  • An evaluation of the physical, emotional and behavioral factors that determine the right course of treatment
  • A progressive, monitored exercise program
  • Health lifestyle classes that cover stress management, lifestyle changes, nutrition for a healthy heart, cardiac drugs and CPR
  • Diet counseling and referrals to other services that help speed recovery (e.g., smoking cessation or psychological counseling)
  • A maintenance program designed to help patients maintain fitness levels

Types of Conditions Treated

  • Myocardial infarction/heart attack
  • Stable angina
  • Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG)/Open-heart surgery
  • Angioplasty (PTCA)
  • Atherectomy
  • Stent placement
  • Congestive heart failure (CHF)
  • Heart transplant

Mended Hearts Support Group
Mended Hearts is a support organization comprised of a special group of people: heart patients, their spouses, health professionals and other interested persons. We are particularly interested in helping people deal with the emotional recovery from heart disease. For more information, please call (626) 915-6238