Cardiac Rehabilitation

Cardiac Rehabilitation is a medically supervised program designed to help heart patients recover quickly and improve their overall physical and mental functioning. Cardiac rehabilitation may follow a coronary bypass surgery, heart attack, stable angina pectoris heart valve repair or replacement, PTCA (percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty), or coronary stenting, or heart and lung transplant.

On The Road to Recovery
After experiencing a cardiac event, you may feel as if your energy and physical activity will never return to the level you once enjoyed. In fact, many cardiac patients can achieve an active, productive lifestyle through the personalized Cardiac Rehabilitation Program at Bayfront Health Brooksville. Our program will help you regain strength and endurance through an individualized diet and exercise regimen. Our team of professionals who have special training in coronary care direct the activities. The Bayfront Health Brooksville Cardiac Rehabilitation Team will educate you and your family regarding practical steps for reducing your heart disease risk factors and avoiding future cardiac problems.

Taking The First Step
When your doctor refers you to the Cardiac Rehab Program, a member of our Cardiac Rehabilitation Team will explain our program in depth. You and your family will receive education regarding managing your care, activities of daily living, medication prescribed by your physician, diet modification, and risk factor reduction.

Staying on Track
Our team of experts will devise a custom made plan for you. This phase of the program lasts approximately 12 weeks - three times a week, or 36 sessions, depending upon your individual health needs. Our cardiac rehabilitation team will review your medical history, help you set realistic goals and guide you through an individualized program of exercise. Exercise sessions may include use of the treadmills, recumbent bicycles and other exercise equipment during this phase of our program; you will also participate in educational sessions focusing on heart disease and angina; risk factors; stress management; and proper diet and exercise.

Continuing the Journey
Once you’ve "graduated," you’ll want to maintain the level of activity and fitness you’ve worked so hard to achieve. Bayfront Health Brooksville offers an exercise maintenance phase of your cardiac recovery. Our Cardiac Rehabilitation Team will work with you to develop a personalized fitness program that will help you maintain the level of health and fitness you achieved during outpatient rehabilitation.

Paving the Road to Success
The Cardiac Rehabilitation Program at Bayfront Health Brooksville is covered by most health insurance plans, including Medicare. If a private insurance company covers you, you should verify coverage with your carrier.

For more information call Dee at (352) 796-5111, ext.4317, Monday thru Friday: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.