The Cardiac Rehabilitation program uses exercise and education to help cardiac patients once again enjoy activities they consider important to a high quality of life. The program offers Phase 2 and Phase 3 cardiac rehabilitation.
Nurses and an exercise physiologist closely supervise and monitor the group exercise sessions monitoring heart rate and heart rhythms. Blood pressure is also checked. The exercise sessions take place three times per week and normally continue for 12 weeks. Patients and family members are encouraged to attend classes about healthy lifestyles.
Phase 3 participants use the same equipment they used in Phase 2, but no longer wear a heart monitor.
Education about heart disease is also an important part of the rehabilitation process at Wooster Community Hospital. Patients and their families are given information on a wide variety of topics, all of which are related to recovering from heart disease and preventing future heart disease. This education begins while the patient is still in the hospital and is expanded greatly in the outpatient Phase 2 Cardiac Rehabilitation Program.
Lifestyle changes such as quitting smoking, losing weight, increasing physical activity levels, controlling blood pressure and reducing blood cholesterol levels can reduce the risk of future heart disease. All participants in the Phase 2 program are referred to a clinical dietitian for advice on healthy eating.
Heart Attack Warning Signs
Nearly two-thirds of the women in the us who die suddenly of heart attack had no symptoms
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men in the United States.
Between 70% and 89% of sudden cardiac events occur in men
The average age of a first heart attack for men is 66 years
Almost half of men who have a heart attack under age 65 die within 8 years
Men’s most common heart attack symptom is chest pain or discomfort.
The Wooster Community Hospital Cardiac Rehabilitation program is located on the first floor near the east elevators.
Hours of Availability
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday and Thursday 8:00 AM – Noon
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Because of the vitality of your heart, tests that are performed for diagnosis need to be accurate and clear. At Wooster Community Hospital we provide many heart services that will provide us with accurate test results of your heart and its performance. For more information about heart health and the services we offer please visit the Cardiology page.
The Heart Center
The Heart Center
The Heart Center at Wooster Community is here to provide you with accurate answers about the condition of your heart. Between our Diagnostic Cardiac Testing unit, our Primary Stroke Center, and other heart divisions we can provide you with truthful, precise test results regarding the health of your heart. Because of the importance of your heart these results are crucial to your health. To learn more about Wooster Community Hospital’s heart center please visit The Heart Center page.
The Pulmonary Department at Wooster Community Hospital serves the community in a variety of ways. For patients in the hospital, we monitor oxygen levels, provide aerosol therapy and airway clearance, manage and maintain ventilator support devices (such as Bi-Pep/Cpap and ventilators), and provide education with regard to the patient’s current lung condition. To learn more about pulmonary health please visit the Pulmonary Health page.
Wooster Community Hospital employs numerous, top quality physicians. We are here to provide you with a high level of care that is unmatched in the area. Our physicians are passionate about caring for their patients and getting them back on their feet as quickly as possible, taking every precaution to insure it is done correctly and nothing is overlooked. To find a doctor or specialist that best fits your needs visit our Physicians page.