Through rehabilitation, cardiac patients can often improve their lifestyle and resume activities they had previously abandoned!
The goal of The Reading Hospital Regional Heart Center's cardiac rehabilitation program, Heart Health and Fitness, is to improve heart health and reduce the risk of heart disease in our community. This program consists of exercise, education, counseling, and behavior modification techniques to help prevent heart disease and/or facilitate recovery from a cardiac event. The program staff includes nurses, clinical exercise physiologists, a dietician, and a psychologist, all of whom are available for consultation. A cardiologist, specializing in preventive cardiology, oversees the program.
The Heart Health and Fitness Program offers:
- Outpatient Monitored Cardiac Rehabilitation — This program is for patients who have recently been discharged from the Hospital following a heart attack, bypass surgery, or other cardiac-related event. Physicians refer them to Heart Health and Fitness, where they exercise while wearing heart monitors. The length of the program varies from patient to patient, depending on individual goals and progress achieved. Enrollment requires a physician referral. The cost of the program is covered by most health benefit companies. This program is available Monday through Friday; please call for more information.
- Maintenance Cardiac Rehabilitation — An ongoing fitness and prevention program for people who want to reduce their risk for heart disease. It can also help improve quality of life. Participants do not wear heart monitors while exercising. Enrollment requires a physician referral. This program is available Monday through Friday. There is a small fee for this program; please call for more information.
Spring Ridge Medical Center
1320 Broadcasting Road
Wyomissing, PA 19610
For more information, contact Heart Health and Fitness: 484-334-6761.