Cardiac Rehabilitation and Wellness
The Cardiac Rehabilitation Program at UPMC Kane provides exercise and education to those who have had a heart emergency or surgery within the past year through personalized plans overseen by medical personnel.
The program consists of three parts:
- Monitored exercise program
- Structured patient education
- Individually designed exercise program
A team of healthcare providers will assist you, including:
- A physician
- Staff experienced in kinesiology and exercise physiology
- A dietitian
- A diabetic counselor
You will meet with a medical advisor for an assessment, then start a routine tailored to your needs. Our staff will closely monitor your heart rate, blood pressure, and other vital signs during activity.
The importance of exercise cannot be denied. Benefits of exercise include:
- Reduced risk of heart disease and arteriosclerosis
- Decreased blood pressure
- Decreased low-density lipoprotein (LDL), or bad cholesterol
- Decreased back pain
- Reduced need for medication for some individuals
- Improved functional capacity of the heart and cardio-respiratory system
- Stabilization of, and possible elimination of, diabetes
Weight-bearing exercise offers the additional benefits of increased:
- Range of motion
- Weight loss
- Bone strength
Who Can Join
If you’ve had a heart emergency, such as a heart attack, stent or bypass surgery, within the past year, we offer cardiac rehab for your recovery. You will need a prescription from your doctor. This program is approved by most medical insurance companies. Speak with your medical insurance company to see if you are covered.
UPMC Kane is a SilverSneakers® facility. We offer memberships to those desiring to be healthy and fit.
Some medical insurance companies cover the SilverSneakers Fitness Program. Contact your insurance company to find out if you are covered and to enroll.