Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation

Education

During cardiac rehabilitation, patient education plays a major role. The professional cardiac rehabilitation team, along with your personal physician, encourages a reduction of all cardiac risk factors and the development of a healthy lifestyle. Individual educational needs are assessed and goals are set for long-term cardiac risk factor modification. Participants will enjoy learning about a wide variety of educational topics which may include:

  • Risk factors for heart disease
    • blood pressure
    • cholesterol
    • smoking
    • weight management
    • physical inactivity
  • Medication
  • Low-fat diet modifications
  • Stress reduction
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Benefits of exercise
  • CPR classes (family members welcome)
  • Smoking Cessation Classes