Cardiac rehabilitation promotes optimal lifestyle changes and medical management to improve cardiovascular health, prevent the occurrence and/or progression of cardiovascular disease and reduce the risk of a heart attack, stroke or need for future surgery. Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip offers a comprehensive Cardiac Rehabilitation Program. Each program participant works with an exercise specialist to meet outlined goals for a healthy lifestyle.
Cardiac rehabilitation programs benefit patients who have, or are recovering from heart conditions or procedures, such as cardiovascular disease, angina or heart attack (myocardial infarction), heart surgery (coronary artery bypass, valve repair or replacement, and heart transplant) and interventional procedures (angioplasty or stent placement).
These patients decrease their risk of future heart problems, improve their strength and endurance, learn safe exercise methods and healthy eating habits, enhance their stress management and renew self-confidence.
Through supervised and monitored exercise, education and support, Good Samaritan’s Cardiac Rehabilitation team provides individualized care to help patients to improve their physical, emotional and spiritual well being and make appropriate lifestyle changes. The program follows the guidelines of the American Association for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation and incorporates a 12-week monitored exercise program and educational sessions on topics such as cardiac risk factors, stress management and heart-healthy eating. Participants attend exercise sessions two to three times per week. These sessions are held in the Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Center located on the first floor of the hospital. There they will use a variety of equipment such as treadmills, arm ergometers, stationary bicycles, seated steppers, and weights to help improve your cardiovascular health.
To enroll, contact your doctor or call Cardiac Rehabilitation for assistance at (631) 376-4444.