Cardiac rehabilitation helps build your cardiovascular system after heart attack, cardiac surgery or other heart condition.
Our specialists design your cardiac rehabilitation personally for you. At Abington Health, we make your rehabilitation program a healthful, enjoyable key to your recovery and on-going good health.
Patients treated at Abington Memorial Hospital, Lansdale Hospital or any other area hospital may enroll in our outpatient heart rehabilitation programs.
Inpatient Heart Rehabilitation
Patients recovering at Abington Memorial Hospital receive inpatient cardiac rehabilitation. Some patients also participate in physical therapy and/or occupational therapy during their stay.
Outpatient Heart Rehabilitation – Abington Fitness Institute
After hospital discharge, outpatient rehabilitation is available with expert cardiac nurses and exercise physiologists at the Abington Fitness Instituteat Abington Health Center - Schilling in Willow Grove. You'll receive an individualized exercise plan developed by the cardiac rehabilitation staff. Heart rate and heart rhythm are carefully monitored.
Some exercisers continue after rehabilitation. The Abington Fitness Institute has a full range of equipment and classes. Trained exercise physiologists help participants build activity safely. Exercisers learn to monitor their own heart rate. Periodic blood pressure checks are available. For information about the Abington Fitness Institute, call 215-481-5900 or the Cardiac Rehabilitation program at 215-481-5909.
Outpatient Heart Rehabilitation – Cardiac Fitness Program at Lansdale Hospital
The Cardiac Fitness Program at Lansdale Hospital provides medically supervised outpatient rehabilitation through exercise, education and support services. Your program begins at an activity level appropriate for your current health. You exercise up to three times a week on specially designed equipment in the Cardiac Fitness Center at Lansdale Hospital while your heart response is monitored.
Exercise level increases as your strength and tolerance improve. Staff monitor and evaluate your progress, updating your exercise plan accordingly. For information about the Cardiac Fitness Program at Lansdale Hospital, call 215-361-4579.