Cardiac Rehabilitation Boston MA

Cardiac Rehabilitation Program - Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA  March 5, 2015 – 08:14 pm
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Cardiac Rehabilitation Program
25 New Chardon Street
Boston, MA 02114

Phone: 617-726-1843
Fax: 617-726-2203

Public Transportation Access: yes
Disabled Access: yes

The Cardiac Rehabilitation Program is designed to help patients who already have coronary heart disease (angina, heart attack, bypass graft surgery or angioplasty) or other forms of heart disease. A multidisciplinary team made up of cardiologists, cardiac nurses, a psychiatrist, nutritionist and exercise specialists plan treatments and strategies to prevent cardiac complications and future recurrence.

Specialists within this program aim to:

  • Increase a patient’s aerobic exercise capacity
  • Reduce cholesterol levels through dietary changes
  • Reduce or control other heart disease risk factors, such as high blood pressure, cigarette smoking, diabetes, stress and obesity
What to Expect

A nurse experienced in cardiac care and exercise physiology oversees each patient’s treatment plan. He or she is able to provide expertise in complex cardiac patient case management including cholesterol and dietary management, smoking cessation and behavior/lifestyle modification.

Initial Evaluation

An initial evaluation is conducted by a cardiologist and nurse. This comprehensive evaluation and risk assessment includes a physical exam, exercise tolerance test, nutrition evaluation, lab testing and psychosocial assessment. Using this information, the nurse in collaboration with the team, designs an effective program to meet each patient’s individual needs and goals.

Exercise Program

Following the initial assessment, a personalized exercise regimen is designed for each patient. Patients attend group aerobic exercise sessions one to three times a week at the center’s on site facility. Depending on a patient’s activity level and goals, exercise therapy might include stationary cycling, walking or jogging, arc trainer and strength training. Stretching exercises also are incorporated into each session.

Nutrition Consultation

A nutritionist evaluates each patient and develops a personal and closely monitored dietary plan. Patients may attend a five-session educational series on heart healthy eating. Topics include label reading, food shopping, eating out, menu planning and weight management.

Educational Seminars

Heart disease prevention and management seminars are available to patients. This six-part series addresses coronary artery disease including risk factors and treatment, symptom recognition and management, cardiac medications, principles of safe and effective aerobic exercise and stress management.


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