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Cardiac Rehabilitation in Polk County & Surrounding Areas

St. Croix Falls Healthcare Services to Help You Recover from a Heart Attack, Heart Surgery, and More

Experiencing a cardiac event like a heart attack or stroke can be frightening, and it's definitely not something to brush off. Whether you're focused on preventing such events or recovering from one, the journey can be quite challenging and significantly impact your life.

That's why our cardiac rehabilitation department at St. Croix Health plays a crucial role in addressing the conditions that lead to (or could potentially lead to) cardiac issues. We're here to support you throughout this process and help you achieve better heart health.

St. Croix Health’s Cardiac Rehabilitation department can be found on the third floor of our St. Croix Falls Clinic.

Do I Need Cardiac Rehab?

If you've had a heart attack or heart surgery, or if you have high-risk factors for cardiovascular issues, cardiac rehab might be just what you need. It's a personalized recovery program that's tailored to your specific ailment.

You can expect a combination of exercise training, valuable heart health education, and counseling services to help you manage stress. Typically, patients are referred to cardiac rehab by a healthcare provider, but it's always worth discussing with them if you think it could benefit you.

Some signs that indicate someone may need cardiac rehabilitation include:

  • Recent heart attack or heart surgery: Individuals who have recently experienced a heart attack or undergone heart surgery are often recommended to undergo cardiac rehabilitation.
  • Cardiovascular disease: People with cardiovascular diseases such as coronary artery disease, heart failure, or angina may benefit from cardiac rehabilitation to manage their condition.
  • High-risk factors: Individuals with high-risk factors like high cholesterol, high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes, smoking, sedentary lifestyle, or a family history of heart disease may be advised to undergo cardiac rehabilitation.
  • Limited physical activity: Those who have difficulty performing routine physical activities due to shortness of breath, fatigue, or weakness may benefit from cardiac rehabilitation to improve endurance and functional capacity.
  • Emotional health concerns: People experiencing emotional health concerns such as depression, anxiety, or stress related to a cardiac condition may find support and guidance through cardiac rehabilitation programs.

Cardiac rehab will help you learn about these risks and teach you how to develop a plan that can improve your heart health and overall well-being. It’s important to consult with a healthcare professional to determine if cardiac rehabilitation is appropriate for you based on specific circumstances.

St. Croix Health Helps Get Your Heart Healthy Again

Heart disease is a common medical condition with various mild to severe symptoms that can go unnoticed until a cardiac event occurs. This can be a traumatizing experience that becomes an important wake-up call.

Our cardiac rehabilitation professionals help you physically and emotionally recover from cardiac events. We design the program from the ground up to help you address unique goals for recovery. We also provide resources that can be used for healthy heart practices to prevent reoccurring or future issues.

Our cardiac rehab team is here to support you in various ways, including:

  • Recovering after a cardiac event or heart-related surgery.
  • Preventing future hospital visits and stays.
  • Addressing risk factors such as high cholesterol, weight, diabetes, smoking, lack of physical activity, depression, and other emotional health concerns.
  • Adopting a healthy lifestyle enhances your quality of life and reduces heart health risks.
  • Increasing physical activity with safe exercise.
  • Following a heart-healthy diet.
  • Improving physical and emotional well-being.

Identifying and understanding the risk factors of heart-related issues is a key element in our process. A coronary calcium screening is one way to help detect cardiac problems and measure the amount of calcium-containing cholesterol plaques in your arteries. From there, your primary care physician can help determine the best course of care.

Learn more about our cardiac rehabilitation services in Polk County by calling (800) 828-3627 today.

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