Cardiac patients may begin the Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation Program at Lowell General Hospital’s Saints Campus after discharge from the hospital or following a doctor's order to reduce risk factors for cardiac disorders, adjust to illness, or participate in a supervised therapeutic exercise program.
This 8-12 week, fully supervised and structured exercise and education program is designed to help recover from heart attacks, stent implants, and other interventional procedures by safely returning to an active life, implementing behavior changes and prevent future cardiovascular problems.
Getting you moving
You will participate in a one-hour exercise session, three times a week. Each session is supervised by a specialized professional staff of cardiac nurses and exercise physiologist trained in exercise therapy for heart disease. You will wear a heart monitor so that the staff can watch heart activity during exercise and adjust your exercise as needed in a supervised, monitored environment. Should a problem arise, the staff is trained in advanced life support and has the hospital's emergency care team and services available within seconds to respond.
In addition, we also provide supervised exercise programs for people with intermittent pain and cramping resulting from peripheral artery disease (PAD). PAD is a condition where narrowed arteries reduce blood flow to your limbs, which can result in increased risk of stroke and heart attack.
Clinical practice guidelines and performance measures for adults with PAD stress the importance of supervised exercise to improve functional capacity, decrease symptoms and reduce risk.
Cardiac Rehabilitation Maintenance Partnership
Lowell General Hospital is proud to partner with UMass Lowell’s Master’s Program for adults 55+. Patients who have graduated from our monitored outpatient cardiac rehabilitation program will find the Master’s Program an excellent way to continue their wellness efforts.
UMass Lowell’s state-of-the-art recreation center offers a wide selection of weight and exercise equipment, an on-site pool, convenient parking, and extended hours for members of the Master’s Program.
For more information on the Master’s Program at the UMass Lowell Recreation Center, 322 Aiken Street, please call 978-934-5080.