Cardiac Rehabilitation

Cardiac Rehab: An Rx for Exercise

At Penn Highlands Healthcare, Cardiac Rehabilitation is offered to improve or keep your heart healthy under the watch of trained, professional staff.

As part of The Heart Center, all of our hospitals have a Cardiac Rehab Department for those who are prescribed to attend a program by their physicians. It’s a common recommendation to help people recover from a procedure, such as heart surgery or the insertion of a stent, after a heart attack or for a heart-related disease.

The Cardiac Rehab programs are 12-weeks long. Participants are closely monitored during exercise sessions three times per week. In addition to monitored exercise and strength training, cardiac rehab includes educational components on nutrition and heart health that allow the patient to return to an active, heart-healthy lifestyle.

The program is covered by Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurance providers.

Our staff of professionals is made up of registered nurses, exercise physiologists, dietitians, pharmacists, psychologists and stress management instructors. The departments are certified through the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, or AACVPR. The departments also use guidelines from the American College of Sports Medicine.

Staying Heart Healthy

Upon completion, our patients and family members or friends have the option of participating in other programs to keep up their good health.

Healthy Hearts is a regimented exercise program at our Penn Highlands DuBois facility. This maintenance program is held two days a week to help patients and their families maintain a heart-healthy lifestyle. Cost is $25 per month.

At Penn Highlands Clearfield, Fit for Life and is offered as a two-day per week exercise program. The cost is $15 per month that is only covered by insurance if the patient submits a receipt to their carrier. Registration requires a clearance to the patient’s Dr. They just have to sign the consent forms.

At Penn Highlands Brookville, Adult Fitness is available for patients after Phase II Cardiac Rehab or for anyone that their doctor says that they are physically fit to exercise. The cost is $4.50 per session and not covered by any insurance.

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