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                                                                                                                                                          We Care.

                                                                                                                               “We help meet
                                                                                                                                the physical,
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                                                                                                                                of cardiac patients.
                                      or visit us at                                                                            This well-rounded
                                                                                                    approach ensures
                                                                                                                                a quicker patient
                                                                                            Our Promise.                        recovery time.”
                                                                                     To return you to your normal and active
                                                                                          lifestyle as quickly as possible.
                                                                                              It’s our promise to you.
                  380 Henry Street • Brooklyn, NY 11201                                                                        We Ke e p B ro o k ly n H e a l t hy … H ap py … H o m e .
 Cardiac Rehabilitation

                                                                       “I see the difference in our patients after they                                 Our cardiac program shows that recupera-
                    ardiac rehabilitation at Cobble Hill Health
                    Center is designed to meet the physical,            participate in the cardiac rehab program.                      Excellent And    tion from a cardiac condition or surgery
                                                                        They’re healthier and happier.”                                                 can be quick and complete when a team
 emotional, and educational needs of people recovering from
 a cardiac condition. The ultimate goal of cardiac rehab is                                               Joyce Thornton, Therapist                     effort is in place.
 to return the patient to an active, healthier life through exercise                                                                                                               Kayrn D’Mato, Nursing Assistant
 and lifestyle changes.
                                                                       Cobble Hill’s Cardiac Rehab Team Involves
 Who Benefits From Cardiac Rehab:                                      Many Healthcare Providers.
 Patients recovering from:                                             • Cardiologist and /or heart surgeon, unit doctor, family                       How Patients Can Get The Most
                                                                         doctor                                                                        Out Of Cardiac Rehab:
 • Heart surgery
 • A heart attack                                                      • Unit nurses
 • A cardiac intervention procedure such as angioplasty,               • Rehabilitation therapists
   stent placement, etc.                                                                                                                               ❦ Plan.
                                                                       • Social workers
 • Heart disease, such as angina or heart failure                                                                                                      Work with the healthcare team to design a personalized plan
 • A heart transplant                                                  • Respiratory therapists
                                                                                                                                                       to reduce cardiac risks and meet that patient’s needs.
                                                                       • Dieticians
 Cardiac Rehab Can Make A Difference. It Is                            • Recreation therapists
 A Safe And Effective Way To Help Patients:
                                                                                                                                                       ❦ Communicate.
 • Feel better faster
 • Get stronger                                                        What You Can Expect                                                             Ask questions. Report changes in feelings (emotional) or
 • Manage stress                                                       From The Cardiac Rehab Program:                                                 physical symptoms to doctors, nurses, rehab therapists
 • Reduce the risk of future heart problems                            • A personal exercise program will be developed based on the                    and social workers.
 • Live a longer and healthier life                                      patient’s medical needs, abilities, and goals. The exercise
 Everyone with heart disease, regardless of age, sex or race             classes are fun, safely challenging and well-structured. A
 can benefit from some type of cardiac rehab. No one is                   rehabilitation therapist will closely monitor the patient’s                   ❦ Take Charge of Recovery.
 too old or too young.                                                   vital signs while exercising using a treadmill, upper and
                                                                                                                                                       A new healthy lifestyle is good for the heart. Patients who
                                                                         lower body ergosizers, stair-climbing exercise machine
                                                                                                                                                       take responsibility for their own recovery, recover more
                                                                         and free weights.
                                                                                                                                                       quickly than those who do not.
                                                                       • Educational and lifestyle management classes are offered
                                                                         on an ongoing basis in:

                                                                         ❦ Heart healthy eating
                                                                         ❦ Cardiac medications
                                                                                                                                                        After my heart attack, I didn’t think that
                                                                         ❦ Blood pressure management
                                                                                                                                                        I would play tennis for a long time. Thanks
                                                                         ❦ Strength training                                                            to Cobble Hill’s Cardiac Rehab, I was back
Welcome Home.                                                            ❦ Stress                                                                       on the court before I lost my backhand.
                                                                                                                                                                                       Sam Peters, Cardiac Patient
                                                                         ❦ Tai Chi

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