The Cardiac Rehabilitation Program at UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute offers expert care to help you safely resume your daily activities after a cardiac event or procedure.
If you have had a cardiac event or a cardiac procedure, cardiac rehabilitation is a very important part of recovery. Our program offers the guidance and support you need to get stronger, stay active and feel confident throughout your recovery and beyond.
Evidence shows that patients who attend 18 to 24 cardiac rehabilitation sessions receive the most benefit and experience positive changes such as:
Cardiac rehabilitation, also known as cardiac rehab, is a program recommended for patients recovering from a heart attack, congestive heart failure or heart surgery. The program aims at helping the patient recover and regain control of their health.
Even though cardiac rehab cannot reverse the effects of heart problems, joining the program can go a long way toward improving the overall health of your heart and lowering the risk of future cardiac attacks.
Cardiac rehabilitation entails various activities designed to help improve the health of your heart. You will partner with a team of doctors, pharmacists, nurses and nutritionists throughout the program.
Some of the most essential activities involved include:
Cardiac rehabilitation has three phases:
Anyone with a history of heart problems is eligible for cardiac rehabilitation. You may benefit from this program if you have experienced any of the following conditions:
Some of the benefits of cardiac rehabilitation include:
The Cardiac Rehabilitation Program is an outpatient progressive exercise and education program designed to help patients recovering from recent cardiovascular-related operations or problems such as:
During cardiac rehabilitation, you will attend exercise therapy sessions three times a week in a supervised exercise setting. You will be closely monitored while performing your exercise program, which is customized for their unique needs. For example, your exercise program might include resistance training and the use of equipment, including:
As part of our Cardiac Rehabilitation Program, our cardiac care experts provide education to help you learn about your heart condition and how to manage your risk factor(s) to promote better health. You and your loved ones will meet regularly with a member of your cardiac rehabilitation team to discuss your progress and establish future goals.
If you or a loved one has had a cardiac event or procedure, our Cardiac Rehabilitation Program can provide support to ensure a safe recovery. For more information or to set up a consultation, call us at 717-441-3137 (Mechanicsburg location), 717-920-4470 (Harrisburg location), or 717-316-2158 (Hanover location).
UPMC Cardiovascular Rehabilitation
2020 Technology Parkway
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050
PinnacleHealth Cardiovascular Rehabilitation
Part of PinnacleHealth Cardiovascular Rehabilitation
2808 Old Post Road
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Memorial Cardiac Rehabilitation
Located at Outpatient Services at UPMC Memorial
1703 Innovation Drive
York, PA 17408
UPMC Hanover Cardiovascular Rehabilitation
Located at UPMC Hanover
300 Highland Avenue
Hanover, PA 17331
UPMC Lititz Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation
1575 Highlands Drive
Building B, Suite 201
Lititz, PA 17543
Cardiac Rehab: 717-625-5055
Pulmonary Rehab: 717-625-5056
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