Emory Decatur Hospital’s cardiac rehab service in Atlanta, Georgia, is a multifaceted process that uses a combination of prescribed exercise, wellness education and lifestyle changes to reduce the risk of heart failure and heart disease. Our cardiac rehabilitation services are designed to improve your quality of life when you have a heart attack or other heart conditions. Program goals include:
Pulmonary and cardiac rehab participants are referred to the program by their physicians after recovering from a heart attack, valve repair or replacement, bypass surgery, cardiomyopathy, angioplasty, heart failure, coronary artery disease or stable angina. The length of a patient’s rehabilitation participation is determined by the patient’s individual needs. Patients remain under the supervision of their physicians throughout the Atlanta-based cardiac rehab program to ensure the highest-quality of service and to reduce the risk of heart failure. Our cardiac rehab staff will be happy to verify your insurance for cardiac and pulmonary rehab coverage.
A customized cardiac rehabilitation program can benefit almost anyone of any age. Older adults, who are less able to exercise and have a higher disability rate, may benefit the most from a cardiac rehab program, as our program is tailored to help reduce the risk of heart failure and heart disease. Learn more about our cardiac testing services or read about the variety of heart disease screening services we provide.
A combination of regular exercise and specialized cardiac rehab programs can help reduce the risk of heart failure.
Benefits of Exercise:
Benefits of Cardiac Rehabilitation:
Emory Decatur Hospital provides a healthy, positive atmosphere that will help you reduce the risk of heart failure and heart risk factors, increase exercise tolerance and encourage lifestyle changes. We will develop an exercise program specifically for you, and we will monitor you every minute you are exercising. Our pulmonary and cardiac rehab programs have a fully-trained staff who will teach you to use a wide variety of exercise equipment including treadmills, stationary bikes, Airdyne bikes, an arm ergometer and recumbent stepper (Nu-Step). In addition to using the equipment, your cardiac rehabilitation exercise sessions will always include a warm-up, stretching, light resistance exercises using dumbbells and elastic tubing, and a cool-down. You will also learn how to measure your exercise exertion using the RPE exertion scale.