Titusville Cardiac Rehabilitation
Treatment for Heart Disease & Heart Attack Recovery
The Titusville Area Hospital cardiac rehabilitation program provides heart
health treatments to outpatients. The program entails both physical and
mental exercises designed to reduce stress and improve blood pressure.
Patients are supervised by a cardiac nurse or therapist who will monitor
their heart rate and prescribe exercises as needed.
What Does Rehabilitation Involve?
The exact rehabilitation program varies from patient to patient. Depending
on the specific condition that warranted your cardiac rehabilitation –
be it a heart attack, coronary stent, or valve replacement surgery –
your trainer will recommend different exercises suited for your recovery.
Exercises may include:
- Treadmill or stationary bike workouts to get the heart rate up.
- Dietary and education lessons that teach patients how to keep their heart
and blood pressure in good condition.
- Weight training to improve flexibility and upper body strength
- Counseling to reduce stress, which can majorly influence a patient’s
- Joining a heart health support group to discuss ways to keep up exercise
with other patients dealing with similar problems.
Cardiac rehabilitation is crucial to anyone who has recently been in need
of heart surgery or is at risk of a heart attack. By working with a trained
therapist, patients are held accountable for completing their exercises
and given informed progress reports.
Your physician is kept informed of your progress, and can supplement rehabilitation
with their own prescriptions and advice. By the end of the program, you
should notice a significant increase in strength and flexibility.
Hours of Operation
The cardiac rehab program runs on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays between
6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The TAH clinic is located on the first floor and can
be reached by phone at 814-827-8815 EXT 4640.