Cardiovascular rehabilitation, or rehab, is a key part of your recovery following a heart procedure, surgery, or an event such as a heart attack.
Cardiologists at Allegheny Health Network (AHN) Cardiovascular Institute oversee your rehabilitation, preserving your heart health as you safely return to a more active lifestyle.
We help you gradually build endurance and heart function through physical activity and strength training exercises. As a cardiovascular rehab patient, you can expect:
- Close supervision: We place you on an electrocardiogram (EKG) monitor and carefully watch your blood pressure and heart rate during each session to ensure your safe return to daily activities.
- Personalized attention: We consider your specific needs and limitations when developing a rehabilitation plan, custom-made just for you. Our team makes sure that you understand your diagnosis, treatment, personal risk factors, and rehab plan.
- Wellness education: We complement your fitness program with educational instruction about healthy eating, stress management, smoking cessation, and other wellness topics.
- Dedicated team: You work with an experienced team of cardiologists, clinical exercise physiologists, critical care nurses, registered dietitians, diabetes educators, and behavioral health specialists. We get to know you and make sure that you feel cared for and supported.
Call (412) DOCTORS (412) 362-8677 or request an appointment to learn more about AHN cardiovascular services.