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Recovering from a significant heart event can be overwhelming and frightening. The Cardiac Rehabilitation department at the Wellness Center can help you with your recovery. Our goal is for you to live at your optimal health. Participating in Cardiac Rehab is beneficial for your long term health and is the best way to get you back on your feet. Knowing what is safe, how hard to push and what to avoid can be barriers to recovery. The Fauquier Health Cardiac Rehabilitation program is a physician-supervised and medically prescribed education and exercise program. It benefits people who have had a heart attack, heart or valve surgery, stent placement, heart failure or have been diagnosed with peripheral artery disease or PAD. Registered nurses, respiratory therapists and exercise physiologists will be with you every step of the way guiding your program.
The key to the program is physician supervision and professionally supervised exercise, which begins with what you can currently do and slowly progresses you to a stronger, healthier you. Your heart rate and rhythm, blood pressure and exercise intensity are carefully monitored during the sessions. The exercise sessions are customized for you and adjustments are made as you progress. We’ll make sure you are doing the right exercise at safe and effective intensity to gain strength.
Ongoing support for cardiac patients and their family members is vitally important. We offer group education classes for you and your family on topics like heart anatomy, nutrition, medications, risk factor reduction, exercise, emotional health and depression. If needed, a one on one appointment can be made with our dietician to help guide you to meet your dietary needs and restrictions.
Understanding heart disease is vital to managing and achieving your optimal level of health and sense of wellness.
Your referring physician is given a progress report at the completion of your program. We can also send a report with you to any appointments you have during the program. A physician referral is required and most insurance plans cover the program costs. Insurance plans typically cover 36 sessions of cardiac rehabilitation.
Please stop by for a facility tour during regular Wellness Center business hours.
The Cardiac Rehabilitation program is located within Fauquier Hospital’s wellness facility:
The Wellness Center
419 Holiday Court
Warrenton, Virginia 20186
For more information, please call the staff of the cardiac rehabilitation program at 540-316-2651, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.