For Your Heart: OLBH Cardiac Rehab

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

After a heart attack or other major heart event, getting your heart back into shape is an important part of fully recovering. OLBH’s cardiac rehabilitation program, often called cardiac rehab, can help. 

Cardiac rehab is for people recovering from heart attacks, heart surgery (open-heart or laparoscopic), heart or lung transplants, heart failure, angina and similar conditions. OLBH’s healthcare professionals make a personalized plan for you to follow to improve your health. You may work with doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists, exercise physiologists, licensed clinical social workers, occupational therapists and registered dietitians. 

You’ll be given an exercise program that is tailored for you, and you’ll do the exercise program while monitored by OLBH’s medical professionals. The close monitoring of your heart during exercise makes sure that you are exercising at the right intensity for your body and your heart. 

OLBH’s cardiac rehabilitation program takes place at the Human Motion Vitality Center, the Ashland area's only hospital-based rehab center. Talk with your cardiologist to see if you’ll need cardiac rehab after your heart disease treatment.

To learn more about how OLBH cardiac rehab can work together with your physician to choose a rehabilitation plan designed individually for you, call the OLBH CareLine at (606) 833-CARE (2273).