The Denver Health Cardiac Rehabilitation Program is a unique, individualized, patient-centered exercise and education program. The program lasts for up to 12 weeks and includes monitored exercise training by exercise physiologists. Patients also receive heart health education and risk factor management customized to their needs.
Our Cardiac Rehabilitation Program is closely integrated with our Healthy Hearts Program and features the following:
- Supervised exercise in a gym with cardiac monitoring
- Individual and group education focusing on managing heart disease, improving diet, developing good exercise habits and smoking cessation
- An atmosphere which encourages family involvement and participation through group visits, exercise sessions and educational classes
- Coordination with primary care physician and cardiologist
Get Movin' Program
The Cardiac Rehabilitation Program also offers the Get Movin' Program. Get Movin' consists of a six-week educational exercise program intended for people with chronic conditions that limit quality of life (i.e. heart failure, peripheral vascular disease, coronary artery disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, osteoarthritis and obesity). Get Movin' emphasizes aerobic endurance, strength training, flexibility and assistance in making healthy lifestyle changes. Equipment available includes treadmills, stationary bicycles, Nu Steps and strength training equipment.
This program meets twice a week, for a total of 12 visits, and will provide a safe introduction into exercising. Exercise physiologists will work closely with you to set program goals, assist you with a safe individualized exercise routine and give instructions on exercising at home.
A physician referral is needed to enter the program. We will update your physician on your progress along with notifying them if any problems arise.