Holy Family Hospital is home to one of the Merrimack Valley's only cardiac rehabilitation programs. Our highly skilled staff and patient-centered approach have earned the distinction of program certification by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR).
You can benefit from cardiac rehabilitation if you have had:
If you believe you would benefit from cardiac rehabilitation, talk to your doctor. Cardiac rehabilitation is a safe and effective way to help you:
Our interdisciplinary team of specialists uses a combination of state-of-the-art monitoring and individual education and counseling to support you. These caring professionals will help you learn how to regain a healthy, active lifestyle and help you adjust to these necessary changes. The staff is under the direction of a board-certified cardiologist and includes cardiovascular nurses, exercise physiologists, a registered dietitian and a licensed social worker. We will work together with you and your referring physician to develop your treatment plan.
Cardiac rehabilitation typically begins four to six weeks following a recent cardiac event, and may continue for up to three months, depending upon individual needs and goals. Sessions are offered three times per week (Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays), providing supervised exercise, education and social support. Early morning and evening hours are available for your convenience. Cardiac rehabilitation is covered by most insurance plans.
After “graduation” from the program, Holy Family Hospital also offers a self-pay maintenance program where you may continue your exercise in a medically supervised setting.
According to program outcome measures, Holy Family’s cardiac rehabilitation program consistently demonstrates excellence in patient satisfaction and significant improvements in exercise tolerance and quality of life.
Upon referral to Holy Family’s cardiac rehab program, our team will work with you to conduct a comprehensive evaluation, and develop an education and treatment plan tailored to your needs and goals.