Getting You Back to Living the Life You Want
If you've ever experienced trouble with your heart, you know that it is traumatizing. At Gordon Hospital's rehabilitation services, we understand. Your health and your special needs are our number one priority. Our cardiac rehabilitation program is committed to helping you create a healthy future.
Help Along the Road to Recovery
When it comes to your heart, you just can't take chances. If you've been told that you have cardiac issues, you need to do everything you can to get your heart back into perfect pumping condition.
But you don't have to do it alone. Gordon Hospital's Rehabilitation Services, through its Cardaic Rehabilitation program, is here to help you along the often scary road to recovery.
Designed for You
This medically supervised program is aimed at helping you recover more quickly from a heart attack or surgery and improve your overall physical, mental and social functioning.
Following a physician referral, most Cardiac Rehab patients will participate in a 12-week tailor-made program that includes three exercise sessions per week. RNs and exercise physiologists closely monitor the sessions that utilize stationary bicycles, treadmills, free weights and other equipment as deemed necessary for each patient's needs.
Cardiac Rehabilitation is designed to stabilize, slow or even reverse the progression of cardiovascular disease, thereby reducing the risk of another cardiac event or death. Recognized by Medicare and most insurance companies, Cardiac Rehabilitation is often prescribed for patients following a heart attack. It is also very beneficial for patients with:
- Coronary artery bypass graft surgery;
- Stent Placement/PTCA (balloon angioplasty);
- Heart valve repair/replacement
- Heart or heart/lung transplants.
The benefits of Cardiac Rehabilitation are many. Participants in the program see improved cardiovascular functioning, stronger muscles, weight loss, decreased levels of triglycerides, decreased cholesterol levels, decreased stress, and lower blood pressure. All of these benefits add up to one thing...a better you!
At Gordon Hospital, you can rest assured knowing that you will be treated like family by our full range of caring therapists. All of our professionals are specially trained and determined to help restore your most precious gift--your health. With outpatient therapy for all ages, our rehabilitation programs also emphasize education and preventive health care.
Let's Get Started
Should your doctor recommend Cardiac Rehabilitation for you, ask for a referral to Gordon Hospital's Rehabilitation Services. If you or your doctor have questions about the program, please do not hesitate to call us at 706.602.7800 ext. 4128. We are here for you and your heart!