St. Charles is a New York rehabilitation leader and offers some of the most comprehensive cardiac rehab available in one location anywhere on Long Island. This includes our hospital-based, acute rehabilitation cardiopulmonary program, as well as our outpatient speciality program in Cardiac Rehab.
St. Charles holds accreditation for comprehensive inpatient and outpatient medical rehabilitation from the global leader in rehabilitation accreditation, CARF International and our outpatient speciality program in Cardiac Rehab is certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR).
St. Charles brings this expertise to the rehabilitation of patients with a variety of cardiac conditions at every stage of disease progression.
This includes individuals requiring cardiac rehab for:
- Heart Attack (Myocardio Infarction/MI)
- Heart Failure
- Heart Transplant
- Heart Valve Replacement
- Coronoary Artery Bypass Surgery (CABG)
- Other cardiac conditions, surgeries or diseases
Outpatient Cardiac Rehab Program
The cardiac rehab program at St. Charles Rehabilitation is an outpatient speciality program combining a telemetry-monitored exercise with education to help patients achieve a healthier lifestyle after a heart incident or surgery. A supplemental wellness program is available for those who have completed cardiac rehab and wish to continue exercising at St. Charles.
Our admission process requires a full evalutation by St. Charles Rehabilitation's Medical Director for Cardiac Rehab and a comprehensive assessment by a St. Charles therapist.
Call (631) 474-6859 for appointments. Our office coordinator will assist Cardiac Rehab applicants with obtaining all required test results/documentation.
Telemetry-monitored exercise at St. Charles includes:
- Customization to each patient based on the comprehensive assessment and personal goals
- Exercise completed under the expert care of a St. Charles cardiac rehab clinician
- Sessions run one hour, 3 times a week for 12 weeks. Each session includes initial setup, pre and post-exercise vital signs assessment, warm-up/cool-down.
- Cardiovascular/endurance training, upper and lower body strengthening and flexibility training
At St. Charles, we begin educating patients during their evaluation with our Medical Director and continue educating throughout the course of the Cardiac Rehab program. In addition to discussions during exercise sessions, St. Charles offers weekly scheduled lectures about cardiac symptoms and related health issues, such as:
- Valve disease
- Heart failure
- Sleep Apnea
- Diabetes and Heart Health
- Nutrition for Health Health
- Stress Management Techniques
- Blood Pressure Control
- Weight Management Strategies
The Wellness Program is offered following completion of a telemetry-monitored cardiac rehab program. Professional staff at St. Charles determine eligibility for this supplemental program. Classes in the Wellness Program take place for 1 hour, two times a week for 12 weeks.
Cardiac Rehab is offered at the following Outpatient Rehabilitation Network location:
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