Sutter Heart & Vascular Institute
What is Cardiac Rehabilitation?
Cardiac Rehabilitation is a medically supervised program of exercise and education that will not only help you lead a healthy life after a cardiac event, but will also help you prevent a cardiac episode if you have been diagnosed with any of the warning signs for these episodes.
Sutter Heart & Vascular Institute is the Sacramento Sierra region leader in both inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation programs for those affected with heart failure. Cardiologists work with physical therapists, nurses, and exercise physiologist to ensure safe steady progress to a healthy heart after cardiovascular surgery, heart attacks, and other heart-related conditions.
The professional staff will develop an individually tailored education and exercise program for you based on your medical history and your cardiovascular needs. In addition to rehab programs, Sutter offers ongoing Cardiovascular Risk Management classes that help teach a balance of exercise, nutrition, and stress reduction into the lifestyle of those affected with heart disease.
Who will benefit from Cardiac Rehabilitation?
Cardiac Rehab is for individuals who have angina, congestive heart failure, valvular disease, and for those recovering from heart attack, cardiac surgery, angioplasty (PTCA), atherectomy, rotoblator, and stent placement. People with cardio risk factors such as: high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, physical inactivity, emotional issues (depression and anxiety), stress, and obesity will also benefit from cardiac rehabilitation prevention and maintenance programs.
Where is the Cardiac Rehabilitation located?
Select affiliate hospitals offer a cardiac rehabilitation program making it that much easier for you to choose a site close to your home or work. Each cardiac rehabilitation center may offer different classes and schedules, but their standards of care and goals remain the same. Please follow the link to find out more about each of our cardiac rehab centers:
- Sutter Davis Hospital: (530) 757-5122
- Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento: (916) 733-1789
- Sutter Roseville Medical Center: (916) 781-1445
How is this paid for?
Cardiac Rehabilitation is covered by most insurance companies because it is prescribed by your doctor. Patients must be referred by their physician, so ask your doctor today if we can assist you or you in living a safer, heart healthy lifestyle. Some of the Cardiac Rehabs offer an ongoing maintenance program for a small monthly fee. For more information please contact the Cardiac Rehabilitation Center nearest you. (Getting a referral can be easy! Print out our physician referral form and have your doctor fill it out) Physician Referral Form
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The day Frank had a heart attack was an ordinary day just like any other. The retired deli-liquor store owner woke up, showered and shaved, made a few phone calls, then did a few minor chores around the house. By 11 a.m. he noticed an odd feeling in his chest. The feeling wasn't painful, rather light and fluttery.
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