Cardiac Rehabilitation is designed to help people with heart problems or people at risk for heart problems such as heart attack, bypass surgery, stable angina, valve surgery, congestive heart failure and stents. The Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Department is located on the 4th floor of the hospital and can be reached by using the Pratt Elevator (C). You can contact the department by calling 315-785-4208.
The Cardiac Rehabilitation program provides a structured and supervised program of individualized exercise and education that can help people:
- Reduce risk factors
- Increase their knowledge of heart disease
- Make healthy lifestyle choices
- Decrease chest pain, pulse rate, blood pressure and cholesterol levels
- Improve overall health and fitness
- Decrease anxiety and depression
- Gain confidence and return to work and leisure activities
The Cardiac Rehabilitation program operates under the direction of a Board-certified cardiologist. Registered nurses who specialize in Cardiac Rehabilitation and are certified in ACLS (advanced cardiac life support) work with you and your personal physician while you are in the program. Education sessions are included in all phases and cover topics such as heart disease, risk factor reduction, heart-healthy diet, home exercise programs, stress management, smoking cessation, and medications.
Your health insurance may cover all or a portion of Cardiac Rehabilitation. Contact your insurance company for more information. A grant through the Samaritan Medical Center Foundation may be available for those who qualify. Learn more about this grant program. Cardiac Rehabilitation Maintenance programs are self-pay.
Pulmonary Rehabilitation is designed to help people living with lung disease such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, occupational/environmental lung disease, neuromuscular disease, cystic fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, interstitial lung disease, heart-lung transplant, and restrictive chest wall disease. Learn more here.
Samaritan’s Cardiac Rehabilitation program has been certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) since 1999.