For cardiac patients, recovery continues after they leave the hospital. Adirondack Health now offers Phase II Cardiac Rehabilitation, helping patients make the lifestyle changes needed and providing the tools necessary to lead a healthy life.
Phase II Cardiac Rehabilitation (Phase II CR) is an optional program for patients who have suffered from a wide variety of cardiac events, including heart attacks, bypass surgery, valve replacement, stent insertion and other non-surgical heart conditions.
The goals of a Phase II program include:
Rehabilitation exercise consists largely of cardiovascular endurance. Patients may use a treadmill, bike or upper body ergometer to increase heart rate. The program also works on building patient strength.
Phase II CR is open to anyone who has experienced a cardiac event and most insurances are accepted. To learn more, or to enroll in the program, contact Rebecca Wolford, cardiac rehabilitation coordinator, at 518-897-2483.