Cardiac rehabilitation program in Uptown Denver

If you have a heart condition or circulatory problem, cardiac rehab at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center can help you achieve a healthier lifestyle. This comprehensive program focuses on education, recognizing symptoms, nutrition, exercise and other heart-healthy lifestyle habits. Our physicians and certified rehab specialists work with you one-on-one to develop a personalized treatment plan for recovery.

To learn more about cardiac and vascular rehab at Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center, call us at (720) 754-2096.

Who should participate in cardiac rehab?

People who have had heart surgery—such as angioplasty/stent, coronary artery bypass surgery or heart valve surgery—are good candidates for cardiac rehab. Our program also includes vascular rehab, which helps patients with circulatory problems, such as PAD or intermittent claudication, that limit walking ability.

In general, good candidates for our cardiac rehab program are those who have acute or chronic cardiovascular diseases or problems, such as:

  • Coronary artery disease
  • Diabetes
  • Heart attack
  • Heart failure
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Obesity
  • Peripheral arterial disease (PAD)
  • Peripheral vascular disease (PVD)

What does the cardiac rehab program include?

Our program includes three phases of rehab:

  • Phase I: inpatient cardiovascular rehab—Patients have an initial evaluation of cardiovascular conditions and risk factors during this phase. Our rehab team then works with the patient to develop and implement a treatment plan for patient education and cardiovascular exercise.
  • Phase II: outpatient cardiovascular rehab—In this phase, patients incorporate lifestyle changes and attend monitored cardiovascular exercise sessions two to three times a week for 12 to 18 weeks.
  • Phase III: outpatient risk factor modification and wellness program—This phase is a program that is available for patients with chronic cardiovascular disease. Patients receive individual counseling on risk factor modification, disease management and independent cardiovascular exercise.
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Walking program for PAD

The American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology recommend a supervised walking program as a treatment for PAD. We provide this kind of assistance for patients. We use motivational coaching along with supervised treadmill-walking exercises. This improves your muscle tone, function and walking distance. It also:

  • Improves your quality of life and stress management
  • Reduces your chances of hospitalization
  • Reduces your risk of PAD progression

Cardiac rehabilitation at HealthONE

Cardiac rehabilitation is utilized to improve the cardiovascular health of individuals who have suffered a heart attack, heart failure or any other debilitating heart condition. Cardiac rehabilitation usually involves exercise and education in order to rebuild and maintain heart strength.

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