Cardiac Health Center
The Cardiac Health Center is the health education and rehabilitation facility of NewYork-Presbyterian Queens. An important recovery step for individuals with heart conditions, cardiac rehabilitation begins after discharge from the hospital. The outpatient program is recommended by the patient’s cardiologist as part of their plan exercise to help them return to a healthy, active lifestyle and reduce the potential of future heart problems.
Our center is open six days a week and staffed by a specialized team of healthcare professionals. All programs are offered under the supervision of the medical director and cardiologists and include physicians, cardiac nurses, exercise physiologists, and other healthcare personnel.
Outpatient Rehabilitation Program and Requirements:
- Obtaining your physician’s permission
- Medical history and physical exam
- Exercise tolerance test
- Lipid profile
- 12 Lead EKG
All participants receive an exercise prescription based on tests to determine their exercise capacity.
The outpatient cardiac rehabilitation program includes the following key components:
- Physical training to optimize Cardiac fitness
- Special education to improve heart health management
- Psychological support to encourage continued progress