Cardiac Rehabilitation Program
Nationally, heart disease and stroke are the leading causes of death. In Massachusetts more than 1 in 4 residents suffer from some form of cardiovascular disease. Rehabilitation, including risk factor management, is the best way to reduce disability from cardiovascular disease. New England Rehabilitation Hospital's Cardiac Rehabilitation Program is designed for patients with cardiac disease, including those with additional rehabilitation diagnoses. The goal is to provide persons with cardiac disease with the skills they need to care for themselves and manage the disease process. It combines both comprehensive medical management and state of the art rehabilitation.
New England Rehabilitation Hospital's Cardiac Rehabilitation Program adheres to standards established by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. It uses an outcomes-based approach to rehabilitation.
Program components include:
- Medical management by an internist and physiatrist.
- Nursing assessment/ongoing evaluation
- Multidisciplinary Education Program
- Comprehensive individualized rehabilitation, including therapeutic exercise and functional retraining
- Telemetry monitoring on the nursing unit and during therapeutic activities
- Dietary consult
- Case Management/discharge planning
- Additional services upon referral (i.e., speech therapy)
- Additional medical specialties
- Medical Specialists to include:
- Infectious disease specialist