Saint Clare’s offers a comprehensive Cardiac Rehabilitation program
that works closely with you to improve your health, and to teach you skills
to lead a heart-healthy lifestyle.Our supervised exercise and education
programs are available for people who have experienced:
Cardiac rehabilitation programs are often divided into three phases, with
the first phase beginning while a patient is in the hospital for cardiovascular
treatment. Saint Clare’s Cardiac Rehabilitation offers Phase 2 and
Phase 3 programs in an outpatient setting.
During Phase 2, early cardiac rehabilitation (8 to 12 weeks), our skilled
and experienced cardiac nurses help you improve your health and quality
of life using:
Our cardiac rehabilitation specialists design an exercise program that
helps each patient gradually build cardiovascular fitness. Patients exercise
three times a week and each exercise session receives close supervision
from a registered nurse with cardiac care experience through continuous
monitoring of heart rhythm and vital signs in response to exercise.
Before beginning the program, patients complete a nutritional survey and
receive a targeted physical assessment, including some "outcomes
measures" such as weight, waist size, cholesterol and glucose data,
and body mass index (BMI). Your program is created just for you and these
measurements show your progress over time. Classes are taught by a Saint
Clare’s dietician and are designed for patients to attend with a
family member or friend.
During Cardiac Rehabilitation sessions, patients and family members are
provided education by staff, covering topics such as:
Risk factor management:
- Emergency planning
Many patients find it helpful to share with each other their concerns about
risk factors for heart disease and how they are learning to improve their
health – finding, in each other, a welcome informal support group.
In fact, patients are often of great help to each other in planning easy
ways to make regular exercise, heart healthy nutrition, and stress management
part of everyday life.
Upon completion of the Cardiac Rehabilitation program, you will be given
information needed to continue maintenance exercise and the healthy lifestyle
changes you have made. Some patients will go on to exercise at home or
in a local gym. For those patients who want to continue exercising at
Saint Clare’s with the help and support of the Cardiac Rehabilitation
staff, we also offer a self pay Phase 3 (maintenance) program. Saint Clare’s
Cardiac Rehabilitation also offers a self pay fitness program (after medical
clearance and referral), for individuals who are at risk.
Saint Clare’s Cardiac Rehabilitation
Saint Clare’s Hospital/Denville
25 Pocono Road, Denville, NJ 07834