What is cardiac rehab?
Cardiac rehabilitation, also called cardiac rehab, is a program designed to help your heart if you have had a heart attack, heart failure, angioplasty, or heart surgery. At Baystate Health, we will create a rehab plan for your needs, based on your medical history, abilities, and goals.
Certified Cardiovascular Rehab That's Close to Home
For more than 40 years, our program has helped people in western Massachusetts recover from heart and vascular problems and return to their best health.
The Baystate Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Program is certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). Programs that receive AACVPR certification undergo a rigorous review process to ensure the program meets the highest standards for cardiovascular rehabilitation care.
Customized Care Just for You
If you have had any of the conditions listed below, your care began in the hospital and will now continue in an outpatient setting:
- Heart attack
- Stable angina
- Open heart surgery, such as coronary bypass surgery or valve surgery
- Coronary angioplasty or stent placement
- Congestive heart failure
- Heart transplant
Benefits of Rehab for Your Heart
Cardiac rehab promotes heart health through education, exercise, and changes to your lifestyle. We work closely with you to lower your risk for future heart or vascular problems.
Studies show that cardiac rehab can:
- Improve your overall strength and stamina
- Improve your ability to return to work, hobbies, and other activities
- Lower the number of returns to the hospitals
- Improve your quality of life
- Restore your confidence and well-being
- Help patients live longer