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Cardiovascular Rehabilitation

For patients who have been diagnosed with a heart condition or undergone a major cardiovascular treatment, UM Health-West offers a Pritikin© Intensive Cardiac Rehab program that combines exercise, education and lifestyle change.

How It Works

Pritikin© Intensive Cardiac Rehab includes not only an exercise component, but also teaches patients and families how to cook heart-healthy meals, become smart grocery shoppers, order intelligently in restaurants and lose weight in a healthy way.

Tailored specifically and exclusively for cardiovascular patients, our care program is designed to help patients get back to a more normal life. Our goal is to improve strength, function and knowledge while lowering risk factors.

Cardiovascular Rehab includes:

  • Individualized treatment plans
  • Pritikin© healthy eating plan
  • EKG monitoring during supervised exercise sessions
  • Heart-healthy nutrition classes
  • Cholesterol, blood pressure and diabetes monitoring and control
  • Weight and stress management
  • Tobacco cessation
  • Risk factor modification education classes for patients and family members

Cardiovascular Rehab benefits:

  • Improve strength, endurance and physical function
  • Increase quality of life
  • Lessen chance of another heart attack
  • Control heart disease symptoms such as chest pain or shortness of breath
  • Stop or reverse damage to blood vessels in heart
  • Improve ability to perform daily activities