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UHS Cardiac Rehabilitation

UHS Cardiac Rehabilitation program provides a multi-faceted approach to improve cardiovascular health and overall well-being.

The program begins with an initial rehabilitation consult provided to patients who have been either diagnosed with a heart condition, or to patients in the hospital recovering from a cardiac event or surgery.

Cardiac rehabilitation is a comprehensive, medically-supervised exercise and education program for those who have heart conditions.

Each program is individually designed to meet the needs of the patient and promote the fullest possible recovery, and includes on-going updates to a patient’s cardiologist or primary provider. This phase typically lasts 12-18 weeks and is covered by most insurances. The American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR), maintaining the highest level of commitment and care to our cardiac patients, nationally certify the UHS Cardiac Rehabilitation programs at Binghamton General Hospital and Delaware Valley Hospital.

UHS Cardiac Rehabilitation - Binghamton General Hospital

10-42 Mitchell Avenue
Phelps Hall
Binghamton, NY 13903
(607) 762-2178

Cardiac Rehabilitation Program (Phase 2)

Supervision during exercise soon after a heart attack, openheart surgery, angioplasty/stenting or other heart-related procedures is very important in minimizing the risk of preventable problems during exercise.

The UHS Cardiac Rehabilitation Program is a comprehensive, medically supervised exercise and education program for patients who have experienced the above-mentioned cardiac problems/procedures. It is an individualized program designed to promote the fullest possible recovery, prevent further cardiac complications, and provide education to improve one’s understanding of heart disease.

Other benefits include:

  • Better management of your cardiac response to exercise
  • Improved cardiac stability during physical activity
  • Better blood pressure control
  • Increased HDL (good) cholesterol
  • Decreased LDL (bad) cholesterol
  • Improved physical fitness
  • Weight loss
  • Decreased dependence on certain
  • cardiac and/or diabetic medication

Enrollment

Patients are accepted into this program by physician referral.

Eligible participants will meet with a Cardiac Rehabilitation Registered Nurse for an initial interview.

An individualized exercise prescription will then be developed by one of our Exercise Physiologists.

Classes are offered 2x/week. Days and times will be determined at the time of initial interview and are based on availability.

Cost

Since UHS Cardiac Rehabilitation is a medically accepted and supervised program prescribed by your doctor, it is covered by most insurance contracts for most cardiac diagnoses.

Our team will help you determine your insurance coverage at your initial intake appointment.

UHS Cardiac Rehabilitation - Chenango Memorial Hospital

179 N. Broad Street
Norwich, NY
(607) 337-4215

Cardiac Rehabilitation (Phase 2)  services are now also offered at UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital's new Cardiac Rehabilitation facility. Cardiac Rehab, also known as Phase 2 Rehab, is a Nurse monitored, low-pace exercise program in which heart care patients wear wireless heart monitoring devices with constant nurse supervision.  

The program was not previously offered locally and required travel out of the area. Staff member Joel Cummings, RN, is specially trained to work with cardiac rehab patients and help them through the process of getting back to a comfortable and safe lifestyle.

Benefits:

  • Better management of your heart’s responses to exercise
  • Improved cardiac stability during physical activity
  • Better blood pressure control; Increased HDL (good) cholesterol and decreased LDL (Bad) cholesterol
  • Improved physical fitness
  • Weight loss
  • Decreased dependence on certain cardiac medications
  • Increased self-confidence and sense of well being
  • Ongoing motivation and encouragement from our caring staff
  • Support system for those with heart disease.

Your Cardiac Rehabilitation Team

The Cardiac Rehabilitation Team includes an Advanced Cardiac Life Support credentialed, registered nurse; a physical therapist and is physician-supervised. Consultations with a registered dietitian, social worker and psycho-social worker are available as needed.

Enrollment

Enrollment and Cost Patients are accepted into this program by physician referral. Eligible participants will meet with a Cardiac Rehabilitation Registered Nurse for an initial interview. An individualized exercise prescription will then be developed by one of our Physical Therapists. Classes are offered 2x or 3x/week. Days and times will be determined at the time of initial interview and are based on availability. Since UHS Cardiac Rehabilitation is a medically accepted and supervised program prescribed by your doctor, it is covered by most insurance contracts for most cardiac diagnoses. Our team will help you determine your insurance coverage at your initial intake appointment.

Program and Hours

Exercise sessions are flexible with your schedule and are usually conducted in one hour intervals. Participants may attend 2 or 3 times each week. The program generally runs for 12 weeks.

UHS Cardiac Rehabilitation - Delaware Valley Hospital

1 Titus Place
Walton, NY 13856
(607) 865-2155

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UHS Cardiac Rehabilitation at UHS Delaware Valley Hospital is nationally certified by AACVPR, maintaining the highest level of commitment and care to our cardiac patients.

The Cardiac Rehabilitation Phase II Program is a comprehensive medically supervised exercise and education program for patients who have had a heart attack, open heart surgery, valve replacement surgery, chronic heart failure (CHF), angina, angioplasty/stents or other major heart problems.

Supervision during exercise soon after a cardiac diagnosis, event or procedure is very important in minimizing the risk for preventable problems during exercise and in building the patient’s confidence in their ability to exercise.  

The program is individualized and designed for each patient to promote the fullest possible recovery from heart disease. The Phase II program focuses on improving your heart’s status while enhancing your understanding of your condition and building confidence. 

Enrollment

Patients are accepted into this program by primary or specialty physician referral. Eligible participants will meet with a Cardiac Rehabilitation Registered Nurse for an initial interview. An individualized exercise program will be developed by one of our Physical Therapists and the nurse.

Classes are offered 2x or 3x/week. Days and times will be determined at the time of initial interview and are based on availability. Since UHS Cardiac Rehabilitation is a medically accepted and supervised program prescribed by your doctor, it is covered by most insurance contracts for most cardiac diagnoses. Our team will help you determine your insurance coverage at your initial intake appointment.

Cardiac Rehab Phase III may be available to patients completing Cardiac Rehab Phase II program.

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