The cardiac rehabilitation program at Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital – Dallas carefully designs a program that is tailored to a patient’s needs after being diagnosed with a heart condition or experiencing a cardiovascular event. The team of healthcare professionals at the Walter I. Berman Cardiovascular Prevention and Cardiac Rehabilitation Center – Dallas includes registered nurses, exercise physiologists, respiratory therapists, and registered dietitians. Combining years of experience with insight gained from research, the team shares best practices with hospitals across the US and countries around the world.
Showcasing the team’s dedication is the recent certification granted by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). AACVPR is dedicated to the professional development of its members, through information, networking and educational opportunities. Central to its mission is the improvement in the quality of life for patients and their families.
Individuals who have been diagnosed with a heart condition or have experienced a heart attack, angioplasty, open heart surgery, as well as patients with peripheral artery disease should consider participating in cardiac rehabilitation. Participants typically spend six to 12 weeks in cardiac rehabilitation, attending three sessions per week. The length of the program may depend upon the individual patient’s goals, the progress of recovery, or the physician’s recommendation.