Tanner’s cardiac rehabilitation services are designed to help patients with heart disease. Our program helps patients learn ways to maintain a healthier heart.
Note: Before beginning an exercise regimen, patients must wait three weeks after a cardiac intervention or four weeks after open-heart surgery.
At the John and Barbara Tanner Cardiac Rehab Center at Tanner Medical Center/Carrollton, there are three phases of cardiac rehabilitation:
- Inpatient - This phase begins while the patient is still in the hospital. A cardiac rehabilitation nurse or exercise physiologist assesses the patient’s risk factors, educational needs and activity level.
- Immediate Recovery – This is a medically supervised exercise-based program to help strengthen the heart. The program also provides participants with education and strategies for living a heart-healthy lifestyle.
- Wellness Visits – During this phase, patients continue an exercise program while Tanner staff monitors their progress (blood pressure, behavior changes reinforced) during a regular schedule of visits.
Cardiac rehabilitation also offers strength training and flexibility exercises.