Cardiac Rehabilitation

UP Health System - Marquette offers medically-supervised programs focusing on education, prevention, exercise, stress reduction, weight management, and emotional support to help patients minimize the effects of heart disease and reduce the risk of heart problems. Treatment can begin in the hospital following a heart event, or after discharge. After completing the program, 95% of patients are eligible to return to work. Each year, more and more achieve their heart-healthy objectives through these cardiac rehabilitation programs.

Services

  • Fitness program to strengthen heart health
  • Nutrition counseling, including monthly meetings and one-on-one consultations
  • Psychological counseling
  • Weight management
  • Stress management
  • Smoking cessation
  • Diabetes education
  • Support groups

Strengthen Your Heart & Improve Quality of Life

Our cardiac rehabilitation program is designed to support your individual journey to a healthier heart. If you're worried about your risk for heart disease, or you are recovering from a heart event, our staff is ready to support you. We offer a welcoming, supportive environment and an individualized approach to nutrition and exercise tailored to your lifestyle.

Cardiac Rehabilitation Program

If you have heart disease, are recovering from heart surgery, or recently experienced a heart event — such as a heart attack — our experienced staff provide a one-on-one, guided path to help you nurture heart-healthy lifestyle changes, reducing risk for future heart events.

  • Fun, welcoming atmosphere
  • Telemetry and blood pressure monitoring during each session
  • Personalized exercise plan to build endurance, strength, and confidence
  • Cholesterol and nutrition tips and tools
  • Progress tracking with primary care provider
  • 2-3 sessions per week for 12 to 18 weeks, depending on individual needs

Phase I begins in the hospital. If you are hospitalized due to heart disease or a heart event, such as a heart attack, our staff will begin working with you in the hospital. As needed, patients recieve education on risk factors related to heart disease and lifestyle improvements involving exercise and nutrition.

Phase II continues the program in an outpatient setting.

This program is designed for those who have heart disease, or have recently had: stable angina, angioplasty. stenting, valve replacement, Coronary Artery Bypass (CABG). myocardial Infarction (heart attack), heart transplant, congestive heart failure, or peripheral artery disease.

Clinical Fitness Program

If you'd like to decrease your risk of developing or worsening heart disease, this program is designed with you in mind. Our experienced staff provide ongoing support and health monitoring to improve your long-term heart health.

  • Fun, welcoming atmosphere
  • Telemetry and blood pressure monitoring during each session
  • Personalized exercise plan to build endurance, strength, and confidence
  • Cholesterol and nutrition tips and tools
  • Supports long-term, heart-healthy lifestyle changes
  • Reduces risk factors for heart disease
  • 2-3 sessions per week, depending on individual needs

This program is available to those who are at risk for heart disease, or have: diabetes, metabolic syndrome, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, how exercise tolerance, obesity, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Many individuals who complete both the inpatient and outpatient phases of the Cardiac Rehab program continue their progress through the Clinical Fitness program.

Your Cardiac Rehab Team

Our staff is dedicated to help you improve lifestyle habits to reduce risk factors for heart disease. Our experienced exercise physiologists, specialized nurses, and licensed dietitians — with oversight from UP Health System - Marquette's Heart and Vascular cardiologists — will guide you on your journey and monitor your progress,


To learn more, or to register for a Cardiac Rehab program, call 906.449.4431. Patients can be referred to the program by a primary care provider.