About Fort Walton Beach Medical Center Cardiac Rehabilitation
We offer an outpatient exercise program designed to help patients improve their heart health. The goal of this program is to gently enable you to regain strength and health after either a cardiac event or procedure. You will benefit from exercise, diet and education.
To learn more about our cardiac rehab program, please call (850) 315-7870.
Goals of cardiac rehabilitation
Cardiac rehabilitation involves medically supervised exercise. This allows you to strengthen your muscles and improve your cardiac health in a safe, controlled environment.
Cardiac rehabilitation is a process that includes multiple practices, including:
- Education about lifestyle changes
- Emotional support
- Monitored exercise
- Nutritional counseling
- Stress management
Benefits of cardiac rehabilitation
Participants in our cardiac rehab program experience several benefits, including:
- Gaining control of body weight
- Lowering cholesterol
- Preventing existing conditions from worsening
- Reducing the risk for future heart problems
- Strengthening the heart and lungs
- Understanding prescribed medications
- Understanding the signs and symptoms of heart disease
People who are eligible for cardiac rehabilitation
To be eligible for our cardiac rehab program, patients need a doctor's order or a physician referral. Please speak with your healthcare provider to see if cardiac rehabilitation could be an option for you.
The goal of our cardiac rehab program is to help patients regain strength and develop long-term healthy lifestyle habits. If you've experienced any of the following conditions, or undergone any of the following procedures, you may benefit from cardiac rehabilitation:
- Chest pain (angina)
- Congenital heart disease
- Coronary artery disease
- Coronary stenting/balloon angioplasty
- Heart attack
- Heart failure
- Heart transplant
- Heart valve replacement
- Peripheral artery disease (PAD)
Our cardiac rehabilitation program's location
Fort Walton Beach Medical Center Cardiac Rehabilitation is located on our hospital campus.
Our hours of operation for cardiac rehab are Monday through Friday from 7:00am to 3:30pm.