Improve your cardiac fitness with this comprehensive three-phase program.
first step to a healthier heart begins with your diagnosis. Before you
begin, MacNeal’s compassionate staff carefully assesses your physical
condition and develops a rehab program tailored to your needs. By
working one-on-one with you, we identify risk factors for heart disease
and ways to reduce those risks and increase your overall health. We
also team up with your physician to create a comprehensive exercise
plan with your safety in mind. Family counseling, education and support
services are also available to you and your loved ones throughout your
the best exercise for improving cardiac fitness is monitored aerobics,
you will work out with others up to three times a week for two to three
months at MacNeal’s Cardiac Fitness Center. To mark your progress and
guarantee safety, a cardiologist, cardiac nurse and exercise
physiologist monitor your heart and blood pressure before, during and
after each exercise period. You increase your endurance, strength and
work capacity, learn safe ways to perform daily activity, develop good
exercise habits and reduce your risk of a cardiac event. We also help
you improve your understanding of cardiac health through informal
education on smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, sedentary
lifestyle, obesity, Diabetes and stress.
you’ve completed Phase Two or are interested in a medically supervised
cardiac fitness program, MacNeal offers Fit for Life. Our attentive
staff develops a long-term exercise program just for you based upon
your endurance and cardiac fitness level. A cardiac nurse or exercise
physiologist supervises each session, where you participate in a
variety of aerobic activities, strength training and balance exercises.
We even check your blood pressure and heart rate before, during and
after each workout to ensure that your activity level is safe.
If you have questions please contact Anna Sulik Director, Cardiac Rehabilitation at firstname.lastname@example.org or (708) 783-2194.