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Cardiac Rehabilitation

Inpatient as Well as Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation

Implemented in 1978, UMC provides a complete Cardiac Rehabilitation program for inpatient as well as outpatient care. Our program is unique because of the early intervention with the patient and family by using a care map, standing orders from your physician and follow-up care in our outpatient program for a period of three (3) months after discharge.Our patients are monitored using state-of-the-art equipment that will detect any cardiac rhythm abnormality. Our staff, trained in basic and advanced cardiac life support resuscitation, consists of registered nurses and cardiovascular technicians. The outpatient program is located within UMC, which allows for a backup support in cases of emergencies.

Helpful Tips:

  • Heart disease is the #1 killer of women according to the American Heart Association.
  • Warning signs of a heart attack include chest pressure, nausea, heartburn, shortness of breath, rapid or irregular heartbeat. If it's happening, call 911 immediately.
  • Women don't always feel chest pain with a heart attack. Women are more likely than men to have heartburn, loss of appetite, tiredness or weakness, coughing, and heart flutters. These symptoms should not be ignored.
  • Men feel pressure in the chest, women may simply have an overwhelming feeling of exhaustion when suffering a heart attack.
  • If you think you're having a heart attack, don't wait. Call 911. Passing time means loss of heart muscle.
  • Cherries, almonds and dark chocolate are all heart healthy foods. Enjoy and live longer.

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