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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, congestive heart failure, heart attack, 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, healthy eating habits, and stress management techniques, and gain renewed 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 is offered as a 12-18 week monitored exercise and educational program. Two to three times per week, participants attend exercise sessions held in the Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Center located on the first floor of the hospital. A variety of equipment such as treadmills, arm ergometers, stationary bicycles, seated steppers, and weights are available to help improve cardiovascular health. The program is accredited by the American Association for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.
To enroll, contact your doctor or call Cardiac Rehabilitation at (631) 376-4444.
A referral from a primary care provider or cardiologist is required.