Heart disease is a life-changing diagnosis and the steps to recovery can look overwhelming... but you don't have to climb them alone.
Exercise is a Big Part of Recovery...
At Island Hospital you will find a safe, supervised environment to give you the confidence and support you need to increase activity and exercise levels. You will work with staff trained and experienced in exercise physiology and cardiac care to develop an individual plan geared to:
- Improve your physical fitness
- Increase your energy level and well-being
- Strengthen your heart and reduce risk of future heart-related problems
- Trigger weight loss
- Reduce your blood pressure and cholesterol levels
... But it's Not the Whole Story
Managing heart disease is a life-long, lifestyle issue and Island Hospital's Cardiac Rehabilitation Program is designed to help you make changes to be healthier and feel better.
You will learn how altering your diet and taking steps to reduce stress can limit your risk of future heart problems. We will help you understand what your medications do and why you are taking them.
We will work with you and your family members to identify and deal with anxiety, fear, depression and other possible psychological effects of heart
disease so they will not delay or derail your recovery.