Cardiac Rehabilitation

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Cardiac Rehabilitation

After a heart event, you’ll want to safely return to a normal life and activities as soon as possible. Each step of cardiac rehabilitation is designed to help you achieve exactly that.

Rehabilitation recovery journey

Cardiac rehabilitation helps return you to the highest possible level of functioning after a heart attack, heart surgery, transplantation, or chest pain.

Cardiac Rehabilitation at Bronson
Lisa Arch, RN, and Steve Cramer, discuss the cardiac rehab program at Bronson.
Cardiac Rehab – Returning Your Heart to Its Maximum Potential
Deb Bongard-Aerts, exercise therapist at Bronson, shares information about the Bronson cardiac rehabilitation program.

Cardiac rehabilitation services and treatments

At Bronson, we offer the following services and treatments during your cardiac rehabilitation care:

  • Dietary counseling – Guidance about nutrition can help you shed excess weight and learn to make healthier food choices aimed at reducing fat, sodium and cholesterol in your diet
  • Monitored exercise – Helps you improve your fitness level by teaching you proper exercise techniques, including warming up and stretching
  • Patient education – Teaches you the importance of making positive lifestyle changes and breaking unhealthy habits, such as smoking
  • Stress management – Counseling support to help you learn healthy ways to cope with stress and other feelings

Certified cardiac rehabilitation care

Our cardiac rehabilitation programs have been certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). AACVPR-certified programs are recognized as leaders in the field of pulmonary rehabilitation because they offer the most advanced practices available. In addition, all of our cardiac rehabilitation staff are Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certified in case of emergency.

Skilled cardiac rehabilitation team

Our program is designed with your heart well-being in mind. Cardiac rehabilitation is supported by many health experts. The exercise programs are designed by cardiologists to help you to exercise safely and gradually increase your physical activity level so that risks for future heart problems are reduced. Specially trained nurses and exercise specialists supervise you in your exercise program and help you make adjustments as needed. In addition, there is a physician on-staff should you need one.

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