After a heart attack or heart surgery, patients may need cardiac rehabilitation, a comprehensive program of exercise, education and support. Rehabilitation begins at the bedside, often within 24 to 48 hours after the cardiac event, starting patients on the road to recovery that continues in a variety of outpatient settings starting as monitored sessions, advancing to supervised, maintenance and independent exercise. Patients and their families can participate in the various levels of rehabilitation, with emphasis on improving a patient’s cardiac health and reinforcing knowledge about his condition. Our outpatient cardiac rehabilitation locations include:
Excela Square at Norwin
8775 Norwin Avenue, North Huntingdon, Pa. 15642
508 South Church Street, Mount Pleasant, Pa. 15666
One Mellon Way (121 West Second Avenue for GPS directions), Latrobe, Pa. 15650
Cardiac Rehabilitation at Home
Patients with cardiac-related diagnoses can take part in rehabilitation in the comforting surroundings of home through specialized nursing care provided by Excela Health Home Care professionals. Physical/occupational therapists and registered nurses monitor and deliver care with the cardiac nurses maintaining contact with the patient’s doctor. They’re also trained to recognize potential complications and begin prompt interventions.
Offered at our Excela hospitals, pulmonary rehabilitation helps patients control the symptoms of lung disease, such as shortness of breath. Through an eight- to 12-week program that includes physical conditioning, breathing retraining, group support, nutrition counseling and general health education, patients learn to control and manage symptoms that might otherwise interfere with daily activities.
Our physical conditioning and exercise sessions give patients the comfort of a supervised environment, so an individual can work at her own pace. Our team, made up of respiratory therapists, exercise physiologists, registered nurses, dietitians and social workers, help people achieve a healther lifestyle.
Heart Failure Clinic
Staffed by physicians, nurses and dietitians who specialize in heart failure, the clinic at Latrobe Hospital provides patients with a comprehensive evaluation, education and ongoing support for their illness. Services include lifestyle modification such as exercise and nutritional counseling.
We offer educational resources to support disease management, treatment and recovery.