Your heart is a muscle that demands the same attention as any other muscle in your body—take care of it, and it will take care of you. Gateway Regional Medical Center’s cardiopulmonary rehabilitation program is dedicated to helping patients with a history of cardiac and pulmonary issues get the information, motivation, encouragement and guidance they need to help their hearts—and lifestyles—be healthier.
Gateway Regional Medical Center’s Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation program offers a wide range of services close to home. If you’ve had a recent valve repair or replacement, heart transplant, stenting, angioplasty, open heart surgery, heart attack, angina, or congestive heart failure, our cardiopulmonary rehabilitation specialists will work with you to develop a program that works for you.
Our cardiac rehabilitation professionals (including a medical doctor, registered nurses, respiratory therapists and registered dieticians) provide customized care for all our cardiac patients in all phases of recovery.
Program goals include:
- Preventing negative physical and psychological effects of inactivity
- Incorporating cardiovascular fitness in a patient’s lifestyle
- Reducing risk factors for coronary disease
- Getting the patient back to a normal or near-normal lifestyle and optimal activity
The cardiac rehabilitation staff educates participants on heart-related topics, such as:
- Guidelines for home activities
- Heart attack warning signs
- Stroke warning signss
- Heart disease basics
- Healthy nutrition
- Risk factor reduction
- Safety precautions with activity
Participation in Gateway Regional Medical Center’s cardiac rehabilitation program requires an order from a provider.
For more information, please contact:
Gateway Regional Medical Center
2100 Madison Ave
Granite City, IL 62040
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