UH Samaritan Medical Center
1025 Center Street
Ashland, Ohio 44805
419-289-0491, ext. 3435 or 1-800-257-9917, ext. 3435
Cardiac Rehabilitation is prescribed for people who have had a heart attack; angioplasty with stent; CABG; valve repair or replacement; stable angina; heart transplant; or a heart and lung transplant. The exercise program meets two - three times a week for a total of 10 - 15 weeks. Besides the exercise prescribed, education on coronary artery disease, cholesterol, and diet changes are discussed. Other topics include stress reduction, smoking cessation and weight reduction on an individual basis.
See also information on EECP, a noninvasive treatment for patients with coronary heart disease. Known as the natural bypass, EECP stimulates the growth of small branches of blood vessels (collaterals) to create a bypass around narrowed or blocked arteries.