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Cardiac Rehabilitation

Tanner’s cardiac rehabilitation services, based in the John and Barbara Tanner Cardiac Rehab Center, are designed to help patients with heart disease. The program is accredited by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) and helps patients learn ways to maintain a healthier heart.

Helping Hearts Heal

At Tanner Heart Care there are three phases of cardiac rehabilitation:

  • Inpatient - This phase begins while the patient is still in the hospital. A cardiac rehabilitation nurse or exercise physiologist assesses the patient’s risk factors, educational needs and activity level.
  • Immediate Recovery – A medically supervised exercise-based program to help strengthen the heart, the program also provides participants with education and strategies for living a heart-healthy lifestyle.
  • Wellness Visits – During this phase, patients continue an exercise program while Tanner staff monitors their progress during a regular schedule of visits.

Cardiac rehabilitation also offers strength-training and flexibility exercises.

Note: Before beginning an exercise regimen, patients must wait three weeks after a cardiac intervention or four weeks after open-heart surgery.

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