Cardiac Rehabilitation Program
The Cardiac Rehabilitation Program is a comprehensive education and exercise program designed to optimise physical, psychological, occupational and social recovery following an acute cardiac event within a supportive environment.
The program runs over a four week period. During this time the patient will participate in an individually prescribed exercise program and also attend education sessions with an emphasis on cardiac education and behaviour modification techniques.
The sessions are aimed at increasing understanding of heart disease and the positive action that can be taken to reduce risk factors and future cardiac events.
Patients are eligible to participate if they have had a heart attack, balloon angioplasty, coronary artery bypass surgery, valve repair surgery or if they have stable angina or risk factors for heart disease.