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Cardiac rehabilitation

Cardiac rehabilitation is a four-part program intended to help you learn about healthy heart maintenance and return to the work, recreation and hobbies you enjoy.

Our programs are tailored to fit individual needs, combining supervised aerobic exercise with education about nutrition, stress management and other aspects of heart disease. You can begin rehabilitation during your hospital stay with phase one and can continue after discharge with phases two through four of the program.

For more information about our cardiac rehabilitation program, call 970.297.6550 in Fort Collins or 970.624.1710 in Loveland.

University of Colorado Health Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery cardiac rehabilitation programs are offered at three locations:

Harmony Campus Medical Center of the Rockies Poudre Valley Medical Fitness
2121 E. Harmony Rd., Suite 200 South Medical Office Building 1870 Marina Dr., Suite 103

Fort Collins, CO 80528

2700 Rocky Mountain Ave.

Windsor, CO 80550

 

Loveland, CO 80538

 

Note: All phases of our program are offered at our Loveland and Fort Collins locations. Only phase four is currently offered at our Windsor location.

Our four-phase program includes: 

  • Phase one: cardiac rehabilitation while you are in the hospital.
  • Phase two: cardiac rehabilitation after your hospitalization.
  • Phase three: cardiac rehabilitation.
  • Phase four: higher intensity cardiac rehabilitation 

Congestive heart failure rehabilitation

Medical research shows that low-intensity exercise helps people with heart failure improve their strength, stamina and quality of life. Through early management, the progression of heart failure can be slowed and hospital re-admittance can be greatly reduced. Congestive heart failure rehabilitation is conducted in one-hour sessions, three times a week, and is designed to help you reach your potential for independence through:

  • A medically supervised exercise program.
  • Medication management.
  • Dietary instruction.
  • Fluid management.
  • Telemetry to monitor heart rhythm one time per month.
  • A congestive heart failure support group.  

Other specialty classes available

  • Conditioning.
  • Strength training.
  • Fit ball class.
  • Yoga.
  • Preventative heart disease. 

The Attack Pack 

This group of enthusiastic cardiac rehabilitation graduates is a familiar sight at local races and around northern Colorado. They meet monthly for exercise and camaraderie and welcome people of all ages, interests and exercise abilities. Please ask the cardiac rehabilitation staff for more information or call 970.297.6550 in Fort Collins or 970.624.1710 in Loveland. 

 

 

 

 

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