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Cardiac rehabilitation

Cardiac rehabilitation is utilized to improve the cardiovascular health of individuals who have suffered a heart attack, heart failure or any other debilitating heart condition. Cardiac rehabilitation usually involves exercise and education in order to rebuild and maintain heart strength.

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Cardiac Therapy in Hermitage, Tennessee

For recent heart surgeries, heart attacks or angina, we help you stabilize, slow or even reverse cardiovascular damage.

If you have experienced a cardiac event, rehabilitation can be a crucial step towards a complete recovery. At TriStar Summit Medical Center, we are here to get you back to doing the activities you love most. Our cardiac therapy program is structured around meeting your unique needs. It uses exercise and education to rebuild and maintain heart strength and help prevent future debilitating heart events.

Need a physician referral?

TriStar MedLine can help. We are available by phone Monday through Friday from 7:00am to 7:00pm CST.

TriStar MedLine can help. We are available by phone Monday through Friday from 7:00am to 7:00pm CST.

Types of cardiac conditions we treat

Cardiac conditions can be complex, so our heart rehab program is designed to help patients who have experienced the following conditions:

  • Angina
  • Heart attack
  • Heart surgery

Cardiac rehabilitation services we offer

As you work through our cardiac rehab program, you will gradually progress in time and intensity of exercise under the direction of trained nursing and exercise physiology staff.

Our cardiac rehabilitation program

While in our program, you will be educated on how to judge the safety of occupational and recreational activities outside of the rehabilitation setting. Additionally, you are provided with education on risk factor modification, medication usage and the emotional aspects of heart disease.

To enroll in the program, we schedule an appointment time for a registered nurse to call you for a short telephone interview to discuss your medical history. At the time of the interview, we ask that you have the following information available:

  • A list of your current medications
  • The make/model of your car and the license plate number (a parking pass for the cardiac rehab parking lot or valet parking will be available)
  • The name of your primary care physician and their office number

What to expect

As you put in the work, our cardiac rehabilitation specialists will work hard alongside you to ensure you recover as quickly as possible. During each rehabilitation session, you will wear a heart monitor to assess heart rate and rhythm. Blood pressure, blood glucose and oxygen levels will be measured frequently. Our nurses maintain close contact with your doctor, updating them on your progress and ensuring agreement with your plan.

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