The Cardiac Rehabilitation Clinic is part of Chronic Disease Management Program at South Shore Health.
The program is delivered in partnreship with the Lunenburg County YMCA.
This program is for people with a history of:
- Stroke (Brain Attack) or Transient Ischemic Attacks (TIA) (mini stroke) Heart attack or Angina
- Peripheral arterial disease
- Cardiac Surgery (including valve replacements and heart transplant)
- Chronic heart failure
- Or at least 3 major risk factors for heart disease, such as: diabetes (type 1 or 2), smoking, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, physical inactivity, close family members with heart disease before age 60
All patients referred to the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program are first assessed in the Cardiovascular Risk Factor Clinic by a Clinical Nurse Specialist (RN) and a Registered Dietitian (PDt). A Cardiovascular Risk assessment is completed and a personalized exercise plan is provided.
The group program runs for 12 weeks (two times a week) at the YMCA in Bridgewater. The program offers supervised exercise and group education on topics related to living well with chronic disease and managing risk factors. Sessions are supervised by a registered nurse (RN) and a Physiotherapist or Registered Kinesiologist with special training in health education and Cardiac Rehabilitation.
Benefits of Cardiac Rehabilitation Program include:
- Reduced symptoms
- Improved blood pressure and cholesterol
- Improved flexibility and strength
- Improved ability to do usual daily activities
- Feeling better in mind and body
South Shore Regional Hospital (SSRH), 1st floor
How to make an appointment
Ask your doctor or nurse practitioner to refer you to the Cardiovascular Health Clinic.
For more information, please call 543-4604 extension 2222