An ounce of prevention pays off with a pound of well being through the Los Alamos Medical Center Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Program. Our Out-Patient program is designed to provide cardiac patients and their families with all the advantages of cardiac fitness and a new start toward a healthier lifestyle. The three-phase program emphasis is on education and progressive exercise monitored by the cardiac rehabilitation team.
Heart health is about more than just your heart. Blood pressure, cholesterol, family history and other factors all play important roles in keeping your heart strong. If you have questions about your heart health but aren’t quite sure where to begin, start with a heart health assessment and learn more about any risks you may have for heart-related conditions. Your journey to a stronger heart starts here.
In Phase II, a personal exercise prescription is developed to enhance the individual’s rehabilitative efforts. Education classes are conducted by a Registered Nurse, Exercise Physiologist, and various professional guest speakers. Phase III consists of a maintenance program that helps the patient sustain an active lifestyle. This phase is usually not supported by the patient’s insurance and is therefore self-paid.
The cardiac rehabilitation team, in conjunction with the patient’s physician, supports each individual through the program. Team members provide participants with telemetry-monitored, supervised exercise, blood pressure & heart rate monitoring and oxygen saturation monitoring.
Our program creates treatment plans individualized to each patient to help increase endurance and strength. We provide education and professional guidance to help our patients adapt to their new healthier lifestyle.
Cardiac Rehab’s program follows guidelines recommended by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). For more information and hours of operation, please contact LAMC’s Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Program office. 505-661-9101.