Cardiac Rehabilitation at Del Sol Medical Center is a medically supervised, progressive exercise and education program for individuals with cardiovascular disease.
Under the supervision of our attending physicians and working closely with the patient’s personal physician, our team of healthcare professionals assists patients in achieving and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Our team includes ACLS certified, experienced critical care nurses and exercise physiologists as well as health educators, and registered dietitians.
Referring physicians should consider our Cardiac Rehabilitation program as an extension of their practice. The patient exercises three days per week and data from each session helps the physician monitor the patient’s progress.
Cardiac Rehabilitation patients achieve:
- Improved efficiency of the heart
- Lower blood pressure and heart rate
- Increased strength and stamina
- Increased quality of life and well-being
- Increased knowledge of lifestyle management strategies to reduce risk of future cardiovascular events
- Support for lifestyle changes such as smoking cessation, stress management, and diabetes management.
Del Sol Cardiac Rehabilitation Program is designed for patients who have had:
- A heart attack
- Heart bypass surgery
- Stable Angina
- Angioplasty with or without stent placement
- Heart valve repair or replacement
- Heart transplant
Admission to Del Sol Medical Center Cardiac Rehabilitation is by physician referral only. Cardiac rehabilitation is covered by Medicare, Medicaid, and most private insurers. Our staff will verify insurance coverage and communicate any out-of-pocket expense to each patient in a timely manner.
To learn more about our program, eligibility requirements and English & Spanish orientation schedule, please call (915) 594-1477.
Cardiac Rehabilitation Services at Del Sol Medical Center is located at 7852 Gateway E Blvd.(directly across I-10 from Del Sol Medical Center).
How the program works
Upon referral, program orientations are held regularly in English and Spanish.
The exercise program is individualized according to the patient’s medical history, a preliminary physical evaluation, and a functional exercise test.
After an initial assessment, exercise sessions are conducted in our rehabilitation center featuring treadmills, stationary bicycles, ellipticals, recumbent cycles and steppers, rowing machines, selectorized weight machines, and free weights. Each session is telemetry monitored and lasts for approximately one hour. Up to 36 sessions of monitored cardiac rehabilitation may be approved by the insurance provider.
Support and Information
In addition to the exercise component, cardiac rehabilitation offers valuable education and support for patients and family members.
Classes are held weekly and cover a variety of topics
Nutritional information (Basic Nutrition, Recipe Modification, Nutrition Label Reading) Stress and Relaxation Lipids (Cholesterol and Triglycerides) Navigating the Healthcare System with Confidence Love, Sex, and Your Health Medications Healing from the Inside Out (Depression) Benefits of Exercise Self-Assessment. Each patient receives a one-on-one consultation with our registered dietitian. Family members who serve as caregivers are welcome to come to any of the classes and the diet consultation.