Cardiac rehabilitation in Aurora, Colorado
At The Medical Center of Aurora (TMCA) and Centennial Medical Plaza, heart patients increase their strength and stamina following heart surgery. It can also help you maintain your heart health long-term. Our cardiac rehabilitation program significantly helps patients who have been treated for:
- Angina/chest pain
- Balloon angioplasty or coronary stenting
- Coronary artery bypass surgery
- Heart attack
- Heart valve surgery
For more information about our cardiac rehab program, please call (303) 338-7446
Benefits of cardiac rehabilitation
- Manage your heart health
- Gain strength and stamina
- Perform daily activities with less effort
- Return to work faster
- Lower blood pressure
- Control stress
- Improve self-confidence and emotional health
- Exercise in a safe, medically supervised gym
Cardiac rehabilitation phases
Inpatient cardiac rehabilitation program (phase I)
Phase I is for patients in the hospital who are recovering from heart surgery. Phase I focuses on educating patients about their heart medications and helping patients begin an exercise program.
Outpatient cardiac rehabilitation (Phase II and Phase III)
Phase II: A cardiac rehabilitation nurse evaluates patients. This assessment is used to develop an exercise plan. The patient’s vital signs are monitored and an electrocardiogram (EKG) is performed. Assessments are available:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Phase III: Our program staff helps patients continue regular monitored exercise and risk-management activities. Assessments are available:
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information, please call (303) 338-7446.