Mayo clinic researchers have found that cardiac rehabilitation is associated with significantly reduced mortality rates and prolongs life in a wide range of patients with heart disease
At Monadnock Community Hospital, we offer a medically prescribed and supervised Cardiac Rehabilitation Program for those individuals with a cardiac condition. The 7-week outpatient program is an important tool to fight heart disease and participating may prevent recurrence or further complications after a cardiac event. It is an integral part of the continuum of cardiovascular care.
Cardiac rehabilitation has three main features. The first is education. Patients and their families learn how to modify lifestyles to reduce their risk factors. Since coronary artery disease is life-style related and can be an inherited disease, it is important that the patient's spouse and children do all they can to decrease their own risk of heart disease.
The second feature of cardiac rehabilitation is that individuals are monitored on telemetry while they exercise. Patients exercise at an individually prescribed level indicated by their medical history and personal goals. Patients gain confidence by being active in this medically supervised setting.
The third feature of the cardiac rehabilitation program is support. Patients and their families benefit greatly from sharing experiences with others who are in a similar situation. They don't feel as alone in their fight against heart disease, and encourage each other to keep up the good work.
Most insurance plans cover all or part of the telemetry-monitored exercise program. A physician's referral is needed to enter the exercise program. Close contact is kept with each patient's physician.
Participation in the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program at Monadnock Community Hospital will improve individual’s health outcomes and quality of life. View Presentations
For more information about Cardiac Rehabilitation please call:
603-924-4699, ext. 4061