The LMH Health Cardiac Rehabilitation Program is medically supervised by our cardiologists to help you recover quickly and to stabilize, slow or reverse the progression of heart disease.
Cardiac Rehab - Beating Strong, Living Strong
Jessica Brewer, LMH Health
February is all about the heart, from love to heart health and so much more. Many aspects are important when it comes to a healthy heart, especially when it comes to prevention. However, what about what happens after a serious cardiac event or surgery? This is where cardiac rehab steps in.
We celebrate Cardiac Rehabilitation Week this year, from Feb. 14-21. Leann Dickson, registered nurse with LMH Health Cardiac Rehabilitation, said the theme this year is “Beating Strong, Living Strong.”
“It is important to draw attention to the importance of cardiac rehabilitation because we can shed light on how significantly it can help in reducing the potential devastating effects that a serious heart event or condition can have in a person’s life,” Dickson said. “We not only focus on getting our patients healthy after an event, but we look at prevention, awareness of risk factors and overall heart health.”
The LMH Health Cardiac Rehabilitation Program focuses on stabilization for a patient following a serious cardiac event. However, the benefits go far beyond recovery and into future prevention and include:
- Increased stamina, endurance and improved activities of daily living
- Increased understanding of cardiac risk factors
- Increased understanding of nutritional information
- Providing home exercise guidelines
- Improved psychosocial symptoms such as decrease in anxiety and depression
- Increased understanding of medications and their side effects
“The program at LMH Health is tailored to each individual patient,” Dickson said. “We teach our patients what signs to look for, the importance of exercise and a healthy diet. COVID has changed how we see patients a little, but we still provide individualized care and walk alongside our patients in the journey to recovery and prevention.”
You are not alone. Our cardiac rehabilitation team will be able to guide you through recovery after your treatment. The program is medically supervised by LMH Health cardiologists to help you recover quickly and to stabilize, slow or reverse the progression of heart disease.
“Our program is nationally certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation and we have a broad team ready and available to help you reach your heart health goals,” Dickson said. “We are here and ready to serve you.”