Multidisciplinary Team Approach to Rehabilitation
After a heart attack or surgery, heart and pulmonary certified rehabilitation experts at Lutheran Heart Center guide your recovery for long-term success. Our multidisciplinary team of experts helps you with an individualized cardiac or pulmonary rehabilitation plan, including:
- Fitness education
- Clinical monitoring
- Dietary support
- Psychosocial consultations
A cardiac event, including surgery, brings about many physical changes. You may be limited in some areas or have an identified risk for other issues. Our team of exercise physiologists, respiratory therapists and physicians will work with your doctor to develop a comprehensive wellness program just for you. We process a personal evaluation on your first day and set goals together for the most-successful approach. Our clinical staff carefully monitors progress and revises treatment plans based on your personal needs.
Goal Oriented Rehab Plan for Successful Outcomes
The primary goals of our rehabilitation specialists at Lutheran Hospital are to restore heart or lung function, improve daily life and get you back to the activities you enjoy. We focus on education and support to:
- Encourage independence through self-management
- Improve emotional well-being
- Improve physical conditioning and exercise performance
- Make lifestyle modifications
- Recognize and reduce complications
- Reduce hospitalizations
Lutheran Hospital’s rehab programs include exercise, even for patients with limited mobility. Cardiac rehabilitation staff monitor each patient’s vital signs, including the heart’s electrical impulses. Careful clinical monitoring is an integral part of the program and gives patients added confidence to succeed.
Care may also include modifying your diet. We'll help you make healthy food choices and share fun, tasty recipes.
Cardiac events are life-changing, physically and emotionally. We'll help you embrace your second chance.