Joining us in 2022 as our Nursing Coordinator in charge of Cardiac Rehabilitation is Stacie Lundquist, RN, BSN. Stacie has spent most of her nursing career in Critical Access Hospitals and has experience working in the Emergency Room, Acute Care, and Progressive Care. Currently, she also serves as our Infection Control Nurse, as well as doing Staff Development and Education for Lindsborg Community Hospital.
What is Cardiac Rehabilitation?
An individualized and personalized treatment plan, including evaluation and instruction on physical activity, nutrition, stress management, and other health related areas.
An important part of the treatment of your specific heart problem. If you have one of the following diagnoses, you may be eligible to participate with a physician referral:
- Heart Attack
- Cardiac surgery, such as a coronary bypass or valve surgery
- Coronary artery angioplasty or stents
- Heart failure
- Heart Transplantation
Cardiac Rehabilitation is a supervised program that includes:
Physical exercise and activity along with education about healthy living, including how to eat healthy, take medicine as prescribed, and smoking cessation.
Cardiac Rehab Sessions are generally 30 - 60 minutes long, 2-3 times a week, and usually last up to 36 sessions.
Researchers found cardiac rehab reduced:
- Cardiovascular death risk by 58%
- Heart attack risk by 30%
- The risk of stroke by 60%
- Depression symptoms by 63%
Benefits of Cardiac Rehabilitation:
- Live longer and lessen your chances of another heart attack
- Control heart disease symptoms such as chest pain or shortness of breath
- Stop or reverse damage to the blood vessels in your heart
- Lessen the physical and emotional effects of heart disease
- Improve your stamina and strength, getting you back to your usual activities, including work, hobbies, and regular exercise
- Improve your confidence and well-being
Make Every Beat Count!
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