Being diagnosed with a heart condition can feel life-changing, but it doesn’t have to be. You can lower your risk of potential heart problems and enjoy a healthier future with the aid of a medically supervised cardiac rehabilitation program.
Oak Brook Care’s comprehensive and customizable rehab program can help you:
- Restore cardiac health so that you can resume everyday activities
- Decrease cardiac symptoms and potential complications
- Optimize your cardiovascular performance and quality of life
- Identify cardiac risk factors and develop a heart-healthy lifestyle so you can mitigate those risks
- Cope with the emotional effects of your condition
- Reduce your risk of future heart problems
- Recover faster and return to a full, productive life
WE’RE HERE TO HELP YOU IMPROVE YOUR HEART’S HEALTH.
Cardiac rehabilitation is not just about helping you return to health after a heart attack or other heart trauma. It’s about helping you stay healthy with a comprehensive rehab program that includes exercise training, self-care education, and counseling to reduce stress and support your return to your day-to-day activities.
At Oak Brook Care Cardiac Rehabilitation, our Cardiac Recovery team is here to help you restore your strength and move confidently forward.
We help patients dealing with a wide range of cardiac matters including:
- Heart attack
- Heart bypass surgery
- Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
- Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
- Heart valve surgery
- Stable angina
- Pacemakers or Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICD)
- Other heart conditions
Getting Started: Your Medical Evaluation
At Oak Brook Care, we ensure that your cardiac rehabilitation program is as unique as you are.
Your cardiac rehab starts with a comprehensive medical evaluation. Our Cardiac Recovery Team–cardiologist, physiatrist, nurse practitioner, physical and occupational therapists, and dietitian–will review your strengths and limitations, analyze your risk factors, and assess your lifestyle habits and current physical capabilities.
Getting Fit: Physical Activity
Since fitness is a crucial factor for heart health, our cardiac rehabilitation program features a carefully customized physical activity program designed to improve your strength and cardiovascular fitness. This carefully monitored program helps strengthen heart muscles gradually and safely so you can return that much faster to your normal life.
We provide regular intervals of rest and recovery to help ensure that your exercise is proceeding at a comfortable and safe pace. We also provide a pedometer so you can track your progress and set goals for success!
Getting Healthy: Lifestyle Education And Support
Adopting a healthy lifestyle is key to a successful and sustained recovery. After all, the most important member of the team is not your cardiologist or physical therapist or dietitian – it’s you.
At Oak Brook Care, we help you map out a healthy lifestyle plan designed to continue sustained benefits long after rehab. With a spotlight on smoking cessation, making healthier food choices, establishing an active lifestyle, and developing coping mechanisms and stress reduction skills, our aim is to put you on a path to better overall health.
Getting Out: What Next?
After completing Cardiac Rehabilitation, you will be ready to continue your heart-healthy habits and exercise program. The Oak Brook Care team will help you make a seamless transition back to the life you love. Our therapists make sure you have the right tools and resources to successfully continue your progress at home.
We’ll also help you identify and tap into community resources to help you maintain your “new normal,” with home exercise, fitness planning, and more. If you ever have a question, we’re just a phone call away.