Researchers have reported that people who complete a comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation program increase their chances of survival and improved quality of life.
Cardiac Rehabilitation at WhidbeyHealth is a medically-supervised program to help you increase activity levels and restore and maintain optimal health.
Our staff of cardiac trained nurses and exercise physiologist will help you manage stressors and risk factors to help you reduce the risk of future heart problems.
We will help you and your loved ones deal with anxiety, fear and depression that you may experience because of your heart disease.
Cardiac rehabilitation is available for those who have experienced:
"I wanted to go somewhere they would take
the time to get to know me. We became like family."
WhidbeyHealth Cardiac Rehab patient Laird Richmond
A referral from your physician is necessary to participate in our program. Ask your physician if cardiac rehabilitation is right for you.
Most insurances and Medicare will cover some or all of the cost of cardiac rehabilitation, as long as you have a qualifying heart problem. We will verify your insurance benefits before you start the program.
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At the start of our program, our staff staff will thoroughly review your medical history, perform a physical exam and assess your physical abilities and limitations.
We will also talk to you about your personal cardiac rehabilitation goals. Based on the results of this initial evaluation, we customize a safe and effective program to help you meet your individual needs and goals.
Throughout your exercise session, our staff will monitor your blood pressure, heart rhythm and heart rate by electrocardiogram (EKG). Exercise sessions are designed to help you progress at a pace you find comfortable.
Classes are held Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Education is offered once per week on Wednesdays for 30 minutes, either before or after the exercise session. Spouses or support persons are welcome.
Available class times are:
8:45 to 10:00 a.m.
10:30 to 11:45 a.m.
1:00 to 2:15 p.m.
2:45 to 4:00 p.m.