Cardiac Rehabilitation Week: February 11-17
National Cardiac Rehabilitation Week is February 11-17, 2018
According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S., killing approximately 600,000 Americans per year. Cardiac rehabilitation offers patients with heart disease a comprehensive individualized program of supervised exercise, with an emphasis on health education covering a variety of topics such as:
- Lifestyle behavior modification
- Physical activity
- Heart healthy nutrition
- Stress management
The Methodist Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation staff at Methodist Hospital - made up of RNs, RTs and exercise specialists - work with an average of 150 outpatients per week, as well as seeing approximately 65 inpatients. The benefits of exercise based cardiac rehab include:
- Reduced cardiovascular mortality and morbidity
- Fewer readmissions to the hospital
- Improvement in exercise capacity
- Improvement in psychological well-being
- Improved quality of life
Methodist Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation at Methodist Hospital is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 8 a.m. - 6 p.m., and is located on 3 South.
Methodist Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation at Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., and is located on the hospital's first floor.