Lenoir Wellness offers Cardiac Rehabilitation

Cardiac Rehabilitation

Cardiac Rehabilitation is a comprehensive program designed to help patients with heart disease recover faster and return to full and productive Cardiac Rehabilitation. Regular attendance is essential to build the desired cardiovascular fitness. This program meets every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday in the Wellness Center, located on the lower level of the hospital.

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Monday

7:30am – 8:30am

9:00am – 10:00am

10:15am – 11:15am

Wednesday

7:30am – 8:30am

9:00am – 10:00am

10:15am – 11:15am

Thursday

7:30am – 8:30am

9:00am – 10:00am

10:15am – 11:15am

About Cardiac Rehabilitation

The certified Cardiac Rehabilitation Program at Lenoir Memorial Hospital provides people who have heart disease with a medically monitored exercise program. Cardiac Rehabilitation is a program that helps patients adopt heart healthy lifestyle behaviors. This experience will include structured exercise, nutrition counseling and psychological support.

If you have heart disease, talk to your doctor about joining the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program at Lenoir Memorial. Physician referral into the program is required.

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Our Rehabilitation Program is certified under the auspices of DHSR and AACVPR.

For more information contact us at
252-522-7071

FAQs

How do I know if this is right for me?

In the past year if you have experienced the following, then you are eligible for Cardiac Rehab:

  • Stable Angina
  • Myocardial Infarction (Heart Attack)
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
  • Angioplasty and/or Stent
  • Valve Replacement/Repair
  • Heart Transplant
  • Congestive Heart Failure

How do I get started?

A total rehabilitation experience is planned for each participant considering diet and nutrition, stress management, weight control, job demands, and physical conditioning needs. The program helps patients adopt “heart healthy lifestyle behaviors.” Our exercise specialist will develop a personal exercise prescription based on your stress exercise test and physical abilities. The program typically lasts 36 sessions.

Please contact Brittney at 252-522-7071 for more information.

Fees / Insurance

The expenses of this program are usually paid by major health insurance companies. Many plans pay for all or significant parts of the program costs. Certified under the auspices of DHSR and AACPVR.

How long does rehabilitation take?

Our exercise specialist will develop a personal exercise prescription based on your stress exercise test and physical abilities. The program typically lasts 36 sessions. Your progress is monitored daily with re-evaluations conducted and when you exit the program.

Is this a group or personal session?

There are three monitored group exercise sessions offered every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday in the Wellness Center, located on the lower level of the hospital. Regular attendance is essential to build the desired cardiovascular fitness.

What can I expect during a standard session?

Each available sessions is patterned with:

  • 10 minutes of Stretch and Flex Exercises
  • 30 minutes of Aerobic Conditioning
  • 15 minutes of Cool Down Activities, Relaxation, or Education

What kind of equipment will I be working with?

Walking is the primary aerobic conditioning activity chosen. As your physical condition allows, the treadmill and PreCor may be used to achieve aerobic conditioning. Stationary bicycles, arm ergometers, Octanes or NuSteps may be used by people unable to walk for extended periods.

What is the AACVPR Certification?

Founded in 1985, the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) is dedicated to our mission of reducing morbidity, mortality and disability from cardiovascular and pulmonary disease through education, prevention, rehabilitation, research and disease management. Central to the core mission is improvement in quality of life for patients and their families.

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Brittney received her B.S. degree in Exercise Physiology and is an ACSM certified Health Fitness Specialist. Brittney works with cardiac rehab patients and members to enhance their overall health.

Brittney Bradshaw

Exercise Specialist

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