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Cardiac rehabilitation

Cardiac rehabilitation is utilized to improve the cardiovascular health of individuals who have suffered a heart attack, heart failure or any other debilitating heart condition. Cardiac rehabilitation usually involves exercise and education in order to rebuild and maintain heart strength.


Outpatient cardiac rehabilitation (rehab) in Sanford, Florida

Cardiac rehab can be instrumental in restoring a patient's cardiovascular and/or cardiopulmonary health.

At HCA Florida Lake Monroe Hospital, we provide outpatient cardiac rehab services to help patients recovering from cardiac or respiratory conditions and surgeries. This 12-week outpatient program includes monitored exercise, education and support from a team of rehabilitation specialists. Working together, we are here to help patients build strength and make heart-healthy choices for life.

Candidates for cardiac rehab

A physician's referral is required to participate in our cardiac rehab program. Patients who are eligible for cardiac rehab may have or have experienced the following:

  • Chest pain or stable angina
  • Heart and vascular surgery, such as a bypass, transplant or valve replacement
  • Heart attack
  • Heart disease
  • Left atrial appendage closure (LAAC) device implantation
  • Stent insertion
  • Other cardiovascular and cardiopulmonary conditions

Our cardiac rehab program

We offer our patients access to the full-service, patient-centered cardiac rehabilitative care they need to maximize their health.

Comprehensive and accredited cardiac rehab services

We are one of the only hospitals in Seminole and West Volusia counties to provide comprehensive cardiovascular and cardiopulmonary care. As part of this, we offer access to complete cardiac rehab services. Patients may enter our outpatient cardiac rehab program after receiving inpatient rehabilitative care at our hospital, or they may be referred to our program as part of their initial care plan.

This dedication to specialized cardiac and respiratory rehabilitation has earned our program certification by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.

Benefits of our outpatient cardiac rehab program

Our cardiac rehab program is designed to improve endurance, strength and confidence through the support of our cardiac rehab team. Patients who participate in cardiac rehab after surgeries or heart events reduce their risks of needing future heart services.

We offer monitored exercise with a state-of-the-art telemetry system, supervised by licensed nurses. Our telemetry system alerts our team to any abnormal heart changes during an exercise session. This allows us to provide the appropriate intervention before symptoms occur.

Our cardiac rehab team

Our cardiac rehab team includes registered nurses and registered exercise physiologists. We strive to help our patients throughout their recovery by improving their sense of well-being and quality of life.

Throughout the 12-week program, our cardiac rehab team is available to answer any health-related questions and provide guidance for living a heart-healthy lifestyle.

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