Just because you have had heart problems or have been told you are at risk for heart disease, doesn't mean you have to become a spectator in life. St. Anthony's Cardiac Rehabilitation program can help you stay active and maintain your quality of life. Our medically prescribed cardiac program puts the emphasis on safe physical conditioning and is specially designed for those at high risk for heart problems. Our program is nationally certified by the American Association of Cardio-Vascular Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR).
We Specialize in Hearts Like Yours
Cardiac Rehabilitation is designed for anyone with an existing or potential heart problem. Your physician can determine if our program is for you. Generally, our program benefits patients who have coronary heart disease, which includes:
- Heart attacks
- Coronary bypass surgery
- Stable angina
- Heart valve surgery
- Heart transplant
Benefits of Cardiac Rehabilitation
You've heard that exercise can help prevent heart disease before it starts. But did you know it also helps people with current heart conditions? Even light exercise can make a positive difference in your overall health.
Physically, a structured and monitored exercise program can lower your pulse, blood pressure and cholesterol, while helping you function better in everyday life. The benefits don't stop there. By being informed and taking positive steps to reduce your risks, you should be able to be more active, as long as you know your limits. You'll also gain confidence, feel an improved sense of well-being and have a renewed interest in life.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need a referral to participate?
Yes, you must be referred, in writing, to our program by your physician.
Who staffs the program?
Health care professionals will work with you to ensure a medically safe program. By coordinating with your physician, the cardiac medical director will make any decisions affecting your program. Our rehabilitation program is staffed by registered nurses, exercise physiologists, and respiratory therapists who are all specially trained in physical conditioning for heart patients or those in high-risk categories.
Will insurance cover the cost?
Medicare and most insurance companies cover the cost of cardiac rehabilitation when ordered by your physician. Please feel free to ask us specific questions about the costs of the program.
What happens after the 12-week program?
Graduates advance to the next level of our program. Ask about the maintenance stage of cardiac rehabilitation.
Cardiac Rehabilitation Program
Professional Office Building
1201 5th Ave N, Suite 103
St. Petersburg, FL 33705
For more information about our Cardiac Rehabilitation Program, please call or ask your physician to call (727) 825-1202.