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Cardiac Rehabilitation

Copley Hospital Rehabilitation Services

Hours: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday Mornings

Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, 1st floor, near link to Health Center Building
528 Washington Highway
Morrisville, VT 05661
802-888-8230

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Recent scientific studies have shown that people who complete a cardiac rehabilitation program can increase their life expectancy by up to five years.

Video: What is Cardiac Rehab?

Improve Your Quality of Life

Copley Hospital’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Program can help improve your quality of life and help you reach a higher level of functioning. You’ll exercise and learn new skills to better manage your condition.

What is Cardiac Rehabilitation?

  • An individualized and personalized treatment plan, including evaluation and instruction on physical activity, nutrition, stress management, and other health related areas.
  • An important part of the treatment of your specific heart problem. If you have one of the following diagnoses, you may be eligible to participate:
    • Heart Attack
    • Angina
    • Coronary artery angioplasty or stents
    • Open heart surgery such as coronary bypass or valve surgery
    • Heart failure
    • Heart transplantation

Benefits of Cardiac Rehabilitation

  • Improve your quality of life and lessen your chances for another heart attack
  • Control heart disease symptoms such as chest pain or shortness of breath
  • Slow down or limit damage to your blood vessels in your heart
  • Lessen the physical and emotional effects of heart disease
  • Improve your stamina and strength, getting you back to your usual activities, including work, hobbies, and regular exercise
  • Improve your confidence and well-being

Cardiac Rehabilitation Offers

  • Assessment of your personal risk factors for heart and blood vessel disease
  • Education and support to make healthy lifestyle changes such as:
    • Maintaining a healthy weight
    • Heart healthy eating
    • Avoiding tobacco and environmental smoke
  • Beginning and maintaining a personalized exercise plan that works for you
  • Monitoring and better control of:
    • Blood pressure
    • Lipids/cholesterol
    • Stress assessment and guidance
    • Diabetes/Blood Sugars
  • Improved communication with your doctor and other healthcare providers about your progress following your cardiac event
  • Opportunity to meet and share stories with other patients like you

To Get Started

We require a referral from your cardiologist or primary care physician with a qualifying diagnosis.
We will schedule an initial evaluation with you during which we will determine a baseline level of function and work with you to develop your personal goals and work plan.

We ask that you quit smoking before beginning the program.

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Source: AACVPR.org

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