Whether you are a man or a woman - young or old - cardiac rehab is beneficial for anyone with heart disease, recovering from a heart attack, bypass surgery, angioplasty, stent, valve replacement/repair, pacemaker, defibrillator, heart transplant or stable angina pectoris. Combining exercise, education and behavior modification, our team can help you feel better and live healthier!
What is cardiac rehabilitation and how will I benefit?
Cardiac Rehabilitation is an individualized program of exercise, education and counseling that helps heart patients safely return to normal activities as soon as possible. Making a commitment to take care of your heart is one of the most important things you can do for your future.
Who should consider cardiac rehabilitation?
Anyone recovering from:
- Heart Attack
- Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
- Heart Valve Surgery
- Angioplasty / Stent
- Heart Transplant
- Heart Failure
What does Cardiac Rehabilitation involve?
Your rehabilitation at Middlesex Hospital is a comprehensive program that focuses on four major areas, each designed to help you recover and adopt a heart healthy lifestyle.
Education is an important part of the rehabilitation process. Information that can help decrease the risk of future cardiac problems is readily available.
|• Coronary Artery Disease||• Heart Attack|
|• Angina||• Cardiac Procedures|
|• Cholesterol||• Food Labels|
|• Dining Out||• Hypertension|
|• Benefits of Exercise||• Stress Management|
|• Environmental Precautions||• Medications|
|• Diabetes||• Smoking Cessation|
|• Women and Heart Disease
||• Recovery Process|
|• Activity Guidelines||• Return to work|
We offer individual and group counseling, including advice and instruction from staff about diet, exercise and your emotional and physical recovery.
We will develop an individualized, monitored exercise program to help increase your strength and stamina. We will also help customize a lifelong exercise program that suits your age, physical condition and ability.
We will help you adopt a new heart healthy way of life.
Who are the Cardiac Rehabilitation team members?
The Middlesex Hospital Cardiac Rehabilitation team consists of a highly-experienced group of professionals, including: cardiologists, registered nurses, a pharmacist, a smoking cessation specialist, a registered dietitian, psychosocial counselor and ongoing contact with physicians.
How do I enroll in the Cardiac Rehabilitation program?
Participants must be referred into the program by their Primary Care Physician or Cardiologist.
Is this covered by my medical insurance?
Many insurance companies cover all – or a part of – the program costs. We will work with your insurance company and advise you about your coverage benefits. Financial aid may also be available.
Education is offered on topics such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, stress management, diabetes, smoke cessation, excessive weight and inactive lifestyle.
- Individual risk factor modification
We consider each patient’s lifestyle and make individualized recommendations.
- A book and DVD library
We loan educational books and videos for patients to view at home or in a private room in our facility. Our staff will even recommend videos to address each patient’s individual needs.
- Emotional support
We care about our patients, so we make every effort to support them during the recovery process and beyond.
How do I get started?
You are the most important member of our team!
Middlesex Hospital Cardiac Rehabilitation
520 Saybrook Road, Suite S200
Middletown, CT 06457
Phone: (860) 358- 2450
Fax: (860) 358- 2451
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
In addition to the exercise rehabilitation program, we offer additional support for our patients.