­The BSA Cardiac Rehabilitation Program is designed to help patients recover from a cardiac event or illness through exercise, education and support. The BSA Cardiac Rehab Program is available for those who have experienced or are recovering from:

  • Coronary bypass
  • Valve replacement
  • Stents and angioplasty
  • Heart transplant
  • Heart attack
  • Angina
  • Heart failure
  • Cardiomyopathy

Exercise

According to the American Heart Association, heart patients who complete an exercise based cardiac rehab program may lower their risk of cardiac death by 26 percent.

The 12-week program develops cardiac fitness, with an emphasis on returning you to daily activities. The team will guide you through a flexible, individualized exercise program. You will be closely monitored to ensure that you stay within safe limits, while progressively increasing your fitness level.

Education and Support

A team of physicians, nurses, dietitians, pharmacists and diabetic educators will teach you how to improve your health. The following classes are offered:

  • Nutrition counseling
  • Stress management
  • Understanding risk factors
  • Angina, MI and related treatments
  • Benefits of aerobic exercise
  • Understanding blood pressure
  • How the heart works
  • Diabetes management
  • Coping with heart disease
  • Understanding your medications

All cardiac rehabilitation classes are taught at the BSA Outpatient Therapy Services building at 5111 Canyon Drive.

For more information, call (806) 212-0756.