Recovery From Heart Disease is a Journey as Much as a Destination
Being diagnosed with heart disease or having heart surgery is one of the most life-changing events you may ever encounter. You may have questions, concerns and the desire to obtain up to date information so you can begin a new, healthier lifestyle. Cardiac rehab doesn’t change your past, but it can help you improve your quality of life and your heart’s future.
What is the PHI Cardiac Rehabilitation Program?
Cardiac Rehab is designed to be a positive and constructive experience that supports your journey to improving the health of your heart. Our programs provide the necessary tools to assist you along the path to adopting heart healthy lifestyle habits of regular exercise, stress reduction, risk factor management, and a heart healthy diet. This is a physician referred program which is staffed with a team of skilled and experienced Cardiac Nurses, Clinical Exercise Specialists, and Nutritionists who are under the direct medical direction of a Pulse Heart Institute Cardiologist.
What Does the Program Include?
Weekly sessions include monitored exercise, nutrition education, stress management and other classes on cardiovascular health and risk factors.
Medically Monitored Exercise: Exercise is important to keep your heart, mind and body healthy. The two to three times per week outpatient exercise sessions are medically monitored and conducted in a safe setting with Cardiac Nurses and Exercise Specialists who collaborate with your cardiologist. Our Clinical Exercise Specialist will educate and assist in designing an exercise program to improve physical endurance, while creating a safe and successful exercise program at home. Exercise has been shown to lower your risk of additional heart-related problems.
Nutrition: Our heart healthy nutrition education series is taught by a Nutritionist. Through a realistic approach you will learn to follow a heart healthy eating plan to assist with weight management, improve cholesterol, blood pressure, glucose levels and your overall health.
Relaxation and Stress Management Techniques:
The cardiac rehab staff will discuss the impact of stress on your heart and overall health. You will learn deep breathing techniques that elicit the relaxation response, which when done regularly, decreases the effect of stress and restores a sense of relaxation and well-being.
Risk Factors: A number of risk factors for Heart Disease will be reviewed and discussed in detail, providing knowledge and support for managing these risks. All patients will provide additional information about how to better manage your health.
Who is Eligible for the Cardiac Health and Rehabilitation Program?
You may be eligible for the Cardiac Health/Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program if you have been diagnosed with heart disease or have had any of the following:
• Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery (Open Heart Surgery)
• Heart Attack (MI)
• Heart Failure (HF)
• Stable Angina
• Coronary Artery Stent Placement/Angioplasty (PCI)
• Heart Valve Replacement Repair (MVR/AVR/TAVR)
• Heart Transplant
• Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD)
• Peripheral Artery Disease
Programs are Available at the Following Locations:
Pulse Heart Institute - MultiCare Auburn Medical Center
202 N Division Plaza One • Auburn, WA 98001
Phone: 253-545-2559 • Fax: 253-333-2607
Pulse Heart Institute – MultiCare Gig Harbor Medical Park
4545 Pt. Fosdick Dr. NW • Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Phone: 253-403-1058 • Fax: 253-403-4386
Pulse Heart Institute-MultiCare Good Samaritan/Meridian Professional Campus
16515 Meridian E, Suite 201B • Puyallup, WA 98375
Phone: 253-697-8141 • Fax: 253-697-8142
Preventive Cardiology Department | Pulse Heart Institute | MultiCare Health System
4th Floor, Philip Pavilion
1003 S 5th Street • Tacoma, WA 98402
Phone: 253-403-1058 • Fax: 253-403-4386
MultiCare Deaconess Hospital
910 West 5th Avenue, Suite 650
Spokane, WA 99204-0248
Phone: 509-473-7901 • Fax 509-473-2039