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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
  • Counseling for depression, anger, or stress, so you can resume your normal, active life again

Our Cardiac Rehab Program

Our specially trained clinicians oversee all cardiac rehabilitation patients throughout our network.

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 outpatient cardiac rehab in central New York, at Cardiac Rehab at FoxCare in Oneonta, and at Valley Health Services in Herkimer.