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Cardiac Rehabilitation 

Mapping Out a Healthy Lifestyle After Treatment

The days following a heart attack or heart surgery can be the most trying. Baylor's cardiac rehabilitation program is designed to help you map out healthy lifestyles after treatment. During the recovery period, you receive medically supervised and monitored exercise sessions and lifestyle education.

How will you benefit? Cardiac rehabilitation benefits may include:

Strengthening and conditioning of your heart and lungs

  • Controlling weight and lowering total cholesterol levels through good nutrition and physical activity
  • Understanding your medications, the signs and symptoms of heart disease and when to seek medical attention
  • Increasing self-confidence
  • Laying the groundwork for the development of a healthier lifestyle
  • Reducing your symptoms and chances of experiencing another cardiac event
  • Quicker return to work and activities of daily living
  • Developing coping and stress reduction skills as well as relaxation techniques
  • Providing emotional support for you and your family

The monitored physical activity helps strengthen heart muscles gradually and safely so you can simultaneously build the confidence you need to return to your normal life. Exercise sessions are tailored to match your personal interests, needs, and abilities.

Educators help you understand your heart condition, as well as teach you ways to prevent future problems by using stress-reduction techniques and learning ways to eat well.

With the help of the cardiac-rehabilitation program, you can confidently leave Baylor on a path to better health.