Cardiac Rehabilitation & Strength

Cardiac Rehab

The purpose of cardiac rehabilitation is to help people with a history of heart problems get healthier and build their strength so that heart-related symptoms don’t return.

During your heart recovery, you will work with a team of medical professionals, including cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, your primary care practitioner, physical and occupational therapists, dieticians, and mental health professionals.

Eligibility for Cardiac Rehab

You may be eligible for cardiac rehabilitation services if you have had one of the following diagnoses or procedures in the last year:

Your primary care practitioner may also recommend you for cardiac rehab in order to manage an existing heart condition, improve your heart health, or guard against future heart disease. 

Cardiac Rehabilitation Services

If you have a history of heart disease, cardiac rehab is an important part of your heart care. When you enter our cardiac rehab program, you may receive the following:

  • Medical evaluation to determine your needs, set goals, and create your individualized program
  • Dietary coaching so you can begin eating healthier
  • Exercise program to boost your aerobic fitness and stamina, in group sessions or one-on-one, with heart rate and blood pressure monitoring
  • Stress management education and assistance
  • Smoking cessation program
  • Counseling for depression, anger, or stress, so you can resume your normal, active life again

Our Cardiac Rehab Program

On average, the cardiac rehab program at Bassett Healthcare Network lasts about three months, though some patients continue for much longer. Specially trained clinicians at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown oversee all cardiac rehabilitation patients through the Bassett Heart Care Institute.

Get a Referral for Cardiac Rehabilitation

When you enter cardiac rehab, you will be encouraged to actively participate in your heart health through medically supervised cardiac rehab exercises, healthy eating, and stress management. Ask your primary care practitioner for a referral.

Bassett Healthcare Network offers cardiac rehab in central New York, at the Bassett Heart Care Institute in Cooperstown, and at Cardiac Rehab at FoxCare in Oneonta.

Locations

Bassett Medical Center

1 Atwell Road
Cooperstown, NY 13326-1394

(607) 547-3456
Bassett Medical Center

Cardiac Rehab at FoxCare

1 FoxCare Drive
Suite 216
Oneonta, NY 13820

(607) 431-5242
Cardiac Rehab at FoxCare

Bassett Heart Care Institute at FoxCare

1 FoxCare Drive
Suite 301
Oneonta, NY 13820

(607) 433-6491
Bassett Heart Care Institute at FoxCare

Valley Health Services

690 West German Street
Herkimer, NY 13350

(315) 866-3330
Valley Health Services