Cardiac Rehabilitation

Program certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. (AACVPR)

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About Cardiac Rehabilitation

After surviving a heart problem, you'll experience many lifestyle changes and possibly a total reevaluation of how you live your life. Changing habits is never easy, but you don't have to do it alone. Cardiac rehabilitation is a positive turning point, one which helps you get the most out of life by achieving a more heart-healthy lifestyle. Cardiac rehabilitation serves as an excellent follow-up to other services provided at Lee Memorial Health System.

Our comprehensive services include exercise, risk factor education, lifestyle modification classes and support. The program is tailored specifically to your needs. To ensure optimum results, you must be referred by your physician, who then works closely with the rehabilitation team.

The cardiac rehabilitation staff includes medical professionals from a variety of disciplines, who understand the challenges of living with heart disease. They also recognize how beneficial it is for patients to learn ways to meet those challenges. Our multifaceted program emphasizes what you can do to restore and improve your quality of life. By choosing cardiac rehabilitation, you're choosing a healthier way of life. In fact, many program participants experience fewer hospital stays and a reduced risk of developing future heart problems.

Your Best Interests At Heart

Phase I (Inpatient)

If your cardiac condition requires a hospital stay, your rehabilitation will begin while you are in the hospital. You will learn about your heart's function, heart disease, the role diet and exercise play in your recovery, as well as begin limited physical activity.

Phase II (Outpatient)

Phase II Cardiac Rehabilitation is geared toward improving quality of life and reducing the risk associated with heart problems. It is designed specifically for people who have had recent heart problems such as angina, heart attack, angioplasty and open-heart surgery. Phase II cardiac rehabilitation is offered at HealthPark Medical Center and Cape Coral Hospital.

For program information, call either location:
HealthPark Medical Center.............. 239-343-5720
Cape Coral Hospital......................... 239-424-2396

Phase III

Phase III cardiac rehabilitation is for heart patients who have completed Phase II or need less supervision and monitoring. This program emphasizes independence while helping the patient to maintain a heart-healthy lifestyle. Phase III programs are offered at HealthPark Medical Center, Lee Center for Rehabilitation & Wellness and the Wellness Center of Cape Coral. A physician referral is required for entry into the program. Program components and membership fees are specific to each location. Because Phase III is considered a maintenance program, the membership fee is usually not covered by insurance companies. Ask your physician for a Phase III cardiac rehabilitation referral.

For program information, call the location of your choice:
HealthPark Medical Center.............................. 239-343-5720
Lee Center for Rehabilitation & Wellness.... 239-418-2000
Wellness Center of Cape Coral..................... 239-573-4800

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