Rehabilitation Therapies at The Heart Center

Rehab at The Heart Center Sinai HopsitalThe Heart Center at Sinai ranks among the top comprehensive cardiac care centers in the Baltimore region. At the Center, rehabilitation therapists are consulted, as needed, to treat patients following cardiac illnesses or post cardiac procedures, such as a heart attack, heart failure, peripheral arterial disease, coronary artery bypass, stent placement, and valve replacement. Phase I cardiac rehabilitation is considered the first stage of the rehab process. It offers progressive monitored exercise, coupled with education on managing heart disease and improving quality of life through heart healthy living.

The program is managed by a dedicated, multidisciplinary team of specialists, which include exercise physiologists, cardiac medical staff, and physical, occupational, and speech therapists. Following cardiac procedures and events, the Heart Center team works cooperatively to help patients return to daily activities, including walking, housework, climbing stairs, and employment. The team utilizes a comprehensive approach to treatment, centered on improving physical fitness, stamina, stability, and strength.

Psychosocial considerations, such as the status of the home environment and management of anxiety, stress, and depression (for the patient and their caregivers) are an important part of the plan of care. The Heart Center rehabilitation team creates a robust plan for success that empowers patients to adapt to or overcome the physical, mental, and psychological challenges of daily life following a cardiac event or procedure. This plan may include inpatient rehabilitation, home health care, or outpatient therapies, depending on the medical status and needs of the individual. Inpatient cardiac rehabilitation serves as an important bridge to Phase II Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation.

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