Sutter Davis Hospital's cardiac rehabilitation program includes medically supervised exercise and education to help you manage your heart-related conditions, reduce your risk for cardiovascular disease and enhance your overall physical fitness and health. Our program is staffed by a highly-skilled team of experienced exercise physiologists, registered nurses and a dedicated medical director.
Our rehabilitation gym has a cardiorespiratory emphasis and includes seven treadmills, three elliptical walkers, four NuStep® cross trainers, a StairMaster® StepMill™ and several bikes. Strength and stretch training are also key components, as well as balance exercises. Personalized training on a Pilates Studio Reformer® machine is also available.
You may be referred to cardiac rehab after having:
- Angioplasty or stent replacement
- Bypass or heart surgery
- Heart failure
- Heart transplant
- Valve repair or replacement
Your doctor may also recommend cardiac rehab if you are at risk for or have had a heart attack, heart disease, heart failure or angina.
There are three phases in the cardiac rehab program. How much time you spend participating in any one phase will depend on your health and how your heart responds.
Phase I is an inpatient program that typically takes place after you are hospitalized for a heart problem. The goal is to gradually increase your strength, and if you had a heart transplant, avoid rejection of your new heart. You’ll learn what you can do to lower your risk of heart problems in the future.
If you were in the hospital, Phase II aims to help you easily transition from hospital to home. It emphasizes an exercise program specifically developed to help you get stronger and become more active. You’ll learn how to maintain your health and how to take care of your incisions.
Your individual exercise program in Phase III focuses on strengthening, stretching, flexibility and aerobics. Your heart rate, blood pressure and other vitals are monitored while you exercise and your progress is tracked. You’ll learn how to monitor your own heart rate and how to adopt lifestyle changes for better heart health.
Your doctor may refer you for one or more phases, depending on your medical history, cardiovascular needs and diagnostic test results.
The cardiac rehab program at Sutter Davis Hospital meets American Heart Association and federal requirements. It is also nationally recognized and certified by the American Association for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR).
If you’re looking to prevent heart disease, our Health Enhancement and Risk Therapy (HEART) Program offers education and exercise coaching.