A well-structured, enjoyable cardiac rehabilitation program can be the key to ensuring good health after a heart attack, coronary angioplasty procedure, open heart surgery or other cardiac care.
At the Pilla Heart Center, we offer cardiac rehabilitation on an inpatient and outpatient basis. For patients recovering from procedures in the hospital, inpatient rehabilitation is available at Abington Memorial Hospital's Rehabilitation Unit. Some patients also will participate in physical therapy and/or occupational therapy during their stay.
Outpatient cardiac rehabilitation is provided by the expert cardiac registered nurses and exercise physiologists at the Abington Fitness Institute in the Abington Health Center – Schilling Campus in Willow Grove. While exercising at this facility, heart patients have their heart rate and rhythm carefully monitored by Abington Fitness Institute staff. This knowledgeable supervision adds to the safety patients feel as they exercise according to an individualized plan developed by the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program.
Many patients in cardiac rehabilitation find it improves their physical functioning and sense of well-being so much that they continue exercising at the Abington Fitness Institute after completing rehabilitation. The facility offers a full range of exercise equipment and classes. Participants enjoy the added confidence of knowing that the Abington Fitness Institute’s trained exercise physiologists can help them build activity level safely. Exercisers learn to monitor their heart rates and periodic blood pressure checks are available.
For expertise on cardiac rehabilitation, contact the specialists at Abington’s Pilla Heart Center.