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Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation

What is Cardiac Rehabilitation?

Surviving a heart attack, or any other cardiovascular event, doesn’t end with the trip home from the hospital. Cardiac Rehab, a medically supervised progressive exercise and education program, is available to assist in recovery. Evaluation and creation of an individualized program with our Cardiac Rehab team focuses on future risk reduction and maintaining a lifelong heart-healthy lifestyle.

We have two convenient locations:

Aspen Valley Hospital

0401 Castle Creek Road
Aspen, CO 81611

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Why Cardiac Rehabilitation?

According to a recent study, patients who enroll in a cardiac rehabilitation program following a cardiac event have a 21-34% lower mortality rate than those who don’t.

Here is what you can expect:

  • Access to a natural, built-in support
    system
  • To learn about a heart healthy
    lifestyle

Who is Eligible

If you have experienced one, or more, of the following conditions, you are eligible:

  • Heart attack
  • Balloon angioplasty
  • Stent placement
  • Coronary artery bypass surgery
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Cardiac valve repair or replacement
  • Angina pectoris
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Heart transplantation

How the Program Works

During each one-hour exercise session (offered Monday, Wednesday and Friday), patients will use a variety of equipment while staff monitors heart rhythms, blood pressure, oxygen saturation levels and any cardiac symptoms. Patients will progress according to their tolerance, within the framework of personal goals and ACSM/AACPR best practice guidelines.

Where You Can Receive Treatment

Cardiac Rehabilitation is available at both our Aspen Valley Hospital campus and our After-Hours Medical Care clinic location in Basalt. Both locations have a full complement of exercise equipment and state-of-the-art cardiac monitoring capabilities.

Our Philosophy

Under the supervision of our Medical Director, our multidisciplinary team consists of licensed registered nurses, exercise physiologists, a licensed clinical social worker and registered dietitians. Exercise sessions are led by staff trained in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) with physician access at all times in case of an emergency.

Our goals for the program include:

  • Promoting healthy lifestyle changes
  • Dealing with psychosocial needs, particularly as it pertains to cardiac diagnosis
  • Resolving conflict and improving communication
  • Finding balance in one’s life
  • Strengthening personal relationships

While exercise is an important aspect of cardiac health, it is equally important to address the entire individual in order to live a full, relaxed and balanced life.

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