This program helps patients who have recently been diagnosed with cardiac or pulmonary disease, patients who have been living with a condition for years, and people who are trying to prevent disease. Presbyterian offers medically supervised fitness and cardiac rehabilitation centers to help you in your efforts to achieve safe, effective workouts. Education also plays an essential role in our program, one-on-one or in groups. You learn about nutrition, behavior modification and risk reduction.
If you are interested in participating in Presbyterian’s Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program, you must first obtain physician approval, and then contact us to schedule an interview with a member of our trained staff. We review your medical history and stress test results so we can customize a cardiac rehabilitation program to address your needs. In many cases, the program may be covered by health insurance.
Improved Cardiovascular Health
Cardiac Rehab at the Presbyterian Healthplex provides individualized prescriptive exercise training, education, and counseling for patients with heart and vascular disease. Research demonstrates there are multiple benefits from cardiac rehab services including:
- Improvement in heart-related symptoms
- Improvement in exercise tolerance
- Better understanding of heart disease and related risk factors
- Improvement in blood lipids
- Improvement in feeling of well-being; reduction of stress
- Access to a variety of risk factor modification programs: Weight Loss, Stress Management and Relaxation, Nutritional and Diabetes Counseling
Our staff of cardiac rehabilitation specialists work with participants to improve cardiovascular health with exercises that increase aerobic capacity, muscular strength, endurance and flexibility. Our comprehensive program includes counseling and an education series on reducing risk factors and optimizing recovery. The Cardiac Rehab staff includes physicians, nurses, exercise specialists, an exercise physiologist, dietitians, a certified diabetes educator, and a respiratory therapist.
You may also want to visit Presbyterian Heart and Vascular Care to learn more about our heart care services.
Contact Our Cardiac Rehabilitation Specialists at 505-823-8420.
Cardiac Rehab is a physician-referred program for individuals with a recent cardiac event or diagnosis such as heart failure, heart attack, coronary artery bypass surgery, or stent placement. Participants exercise in a physician-supervised setting and work on reducing risk factors through classroom education with support from a multi-disciplinary staff. Research clearly demonstrates the health benefits of attending a Cardiac Rehab program. Request a referral from your physician if you're a candidate.
Cardiac Rehab Hours
11:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Cardiac maintenance is an exercise program for cardiac rehab graduates or for those with a remote cardiac history and are considered to be at low risk for problems during exercise.
Cardiac Maintenance Hours:
5:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Monday, Wednesday
5:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Thursday
5:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Friday
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Saturday
- Presbyterian Healthplex
- 6301 Forest Hills Drive NE
- Albuquerque, NM 87109
- Phone: 505-823-8399
- Fax: 505-823-8355