Cardiac Rehabilitation

Cardiac rehabilitation assists patients in their efforts to return to work and previous activities and is a physician-prescribed program with specialized registered nurses and exercise physiologists. The comprehensive phase II program consists of monitored exercise and risk factor modification education.

Patients begin our program one to four weeks after experiencing a cardiac event, such as a heart attack. They participate in one to 36 visits, depending on individual needs. Most insurance companies cover phase II cardiac rehabilitation.

After completing the phase II program patients may choose to continue their exercise program in our self-pay, supervised Cardiovascular Health, Assessment, Management and Prevention Service (CHAMPS) program, known as phase III. We also offer a phase IV self-pay program consisting of one monitored visit and lifestyle assessment with reports sent to your cardiologist and primary care physician.

Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Program is certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation and is part of the Mohawk Valley Heart Institute.

American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Our Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Cardiac Rehabilitation programs are certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR).

AACVPR certification demonstrates that an organization's Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program is aligned with current guidelines as approved by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation for the appropriate and effective early outpatient care of patients with cardiac or pulmonary issues. Certification offers peace of mind to knowledgeable healthcare consumers and allows patients to feel confident in knowing that staff has the experience and skills necessary to deal with the variety of issues that a life-changing cardiac or pulmonary diagnosis can lead to.