The Helen Hayes Hospital Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation & Cardiac Wellness Programs at Nyack Hospital currently have openings for new patients. The programs are an integral component of the hospital’s comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation service, which includes inpatient cardiac rehabilitation care. All care is provided by staff of Helen Hayes Hospital.
Following a physician’s referral, prospective Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation participants receive a thorough evaluation, including a cardiac risk factor assessment and a cardiopulmonary exercise tolerance test. Based on these results, a program is customized to meet a patient’s individual needs and goals. A primary objective of the program is to prevent future cardiac complications or conditions.
Monitored exercise and education, provided by a team of cardiologists, exercise physiologists, physical therapists, nutritionists and nurses, form the base of the program. Treadmills, recumbent bicycles and weight training equipment offer exercise options. Education sessions focus on stress reduction, nutrition, and blood pressure and cholesterol control. Upon completion of the rehabilitation program, patients are reevaluated to measure their functional gain and to provide a prescription for continued exercise. The referring physician will receive a thorough report on the patient’s progress and condition.
Patients may elect to continue their exercise in the Cardiac Wellness Program. Also located within the Outpatient Rehabilitation Center at Nyack Hospital, the Wellness Program offers a supervised and friendly environment in which to continue the progress made in the rehabilitation program. Participants exercise under the guidance and supervision of hospital staff. Individuals in the community who have a cardiac condition are also welcome to participate in this program.
The Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation & Cardiac Wellness Programs can benefit individuals recovering from heart attack, angina, heart failure or transplant, angioplasty or stents, coronary artery disease or open heart surgery, such as valve replacement or bypass surgery.
The Helen Hayes Hospital Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation & Wellness Program at Nyack Hospital is located at 160 North Midland Avenue in Nyack. There is reserved parking for outpatients directly in front of the center.
For additional information, or to make an appointment for an evaluation, call 845-786-4486.