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. The program consists of three parts:
- Monitored exercise
- Structured patient education
- Individually designed exercise program
A team of health care providers will assist you, including:
- A physician
- Staff experienced in kinesiology and exercise physiology
- A dietitian
- A diabetic counselor
Our staff will closely monitor your heart rate, blood pressure, and other vital signs during activity.
Exercise is a vital part of your recovery. Benefits of regular 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 additional benefits of increasing the following:
- Range of motion
- Weight loss
- Bone strength
Who Can Join
If you have had a heart emergency — such as a heart attack, stent, or bypass surgery — within the past year, you are a candidate for cardiac rehabilitation. This program is approved by most medical insurance companies and requires a prescription from your doctor. Before beginning the program, check with your medical insurance company to see if you are covered.
SilverSneakers® and Silver&Fit®
UPMC Kane is a SilverSneakers® and Silver&Fit® facility. We offer memberships to those desiring to be healthy and fit.
Some medical insurance companies cover the SilverSneakers and Sliver&Fit programs. Contact your insurance company to find out if you are covered and to enroll.