Virtual Cardiac Rehab

Virtual Cardiac Rehab

Cardiac Rehabilitation programs like the Healthy Heart program at St. Paul's Hospital are designed to assist people with a wide range of cardiac conditions, to help them gain knowledge to better understand and manage their health condition. This is done by helping them control their blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol levels, stress, and also build strength and endurance with structured exercise.  

For all cardiac populations, whether you have had a heart attack, are waiting for or had heart surgery, or just being proactive to prevent a cardiac event, regular exercise ensures you stay mobile and active after your cardiac diagnosis. The Cardiac Rehabilitation Program is made up of a multidisciplinary team of health care professionals that includes cardiologists, clinical exercise physiologists, dieticians, nurses and many other allied staff. We take a holistic approach to empower you to gain confidence and help you live an active heart healthy lifestyle.

A team of health professionals will work with you including:

  • Cardiologists
  • Clinical Psychologists
  • Exercise Specialists
  • Exercise Leaders
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Registered Dietitians
  • Registered Nurses

Patient Information:

What to expect:

  • Review of your heart health with program cardiologist
  • Treatments and support to reduce symptoms and the risk factors for heart and blood vessel disease
  • Blood test to evaluate cholesterol levels
  • Assessment of your ability to exercise and carry out activities
  • Prescription for exercise
  • Individual nutritional counselling
  • Virtual exercise classes
  • Education about heart health
  • Support for smoking cessation
  • Professional lead workshops for reducing stress, anxiety and depression
  • Counselling for individual psychological assessment and referral 

Contact Information:

Telephone: 604-806-9270

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