EKG, heart rate, blood pressure, and oxygen saturation will be closely monitored by our trained exercise physiologists with the help of “VersaCare Go,” the industry leading telemetry monitoring system.
Our exercise physiologists will develop a maintenance plan for continued cardiac fitness using Phase II diagnostics, as well as risk assessment, education, and exercise prescriptions.
Those who benefit from cardiac rehabilitation include those with a history of:
- Coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG)
- Myocardial infarction (heart attack)
- Current stable angina pectoris
- Heart valve repair or replacement
- Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) or coronary stenting
- Heart or heart-lung transplant
- Heart failure and those with ventricular assist devices
- Coronary artery disease equivalents such as diabetes or peripheral artery disease
- Core components of cardiac rehab at Samaritan
- Baseline and ongoing patient assessment
- Exercise/activity training
- Risk factor management
For Stage II cardiac rehab, a physician/cardiologist referral within 12 months of a qualified cardiac event is required in order to begin cardiac rehab at Samaritan Healthcare. For Stage III a physician/cardiologist referral is not required, however graduation from a Stage II cardiac rehab is required for these patients.