Baton Rouge General offers a cardiac rehabilitation program to help you
regain a healthy and energetic lifestyle and to lower your risk for future
heart complications. Studies show that patients who receive cardiac rehabilitation
have better outcomes, including fewer bypass surgeries and nonfatal heart attacks.
Cardiac rehabilitation is a medically supervised program to help you recover
after a heart attack, heart surgery or heart disease. The program is open
to everyone, including people who have not had any heart complications,
but would like medical supervision and guidance during their workout.
Our highly trained medical staff, who supervise and customize your therapy,
will guide you through a comprehensive program focused on helping you
regain your strength and reduce your risk of future heart complications.
Because of the significant impact cardiac reconditioning can have on patients
who take advantage of it, cardiac reconditioning/rehabilitation is now
covered under most insurance plans, including Medicare.
Baton Rouge General's 12-week cardiac reconditioning program includes:
- A customized plan designed specifically to be safe and effective for you.
Our highly skilled therapists will continuously monitor your condition
and progress to ensure you are getting stronger and healthier.
- Tailored exercise routines using walking, cycling and other cardiovascular
activities that will help strengthen your heart. Sessions are customized
for your fitness level and your therapist will ensure you are safely and
properly exercising at all times.
- A healthy eating plan developed by registered dietitians who will work
with you to ensure your diet plan fits your lifestyle. They will also
motivate you, track your progress and help you find ways to continue your progress.
- Emotional support from our therapists who understand that dealing with
heart disease can sometimes cause depression, fear, anxiety or stress.
Our trained counselors will help you and your family cope with these feelings
and find comfort in your new, healthy lifestyle.
For more information about the Baton Rouge General's cardiac rehabilitation
program, call (225) 819-1161.