Exercise | Heart | Salem Health
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On your first visit to cardiac rehabilitation, a staff member will meet with you to go over your medical history, complete a health assessment and develop a personalized treatment plan to help you reach your goals.

Exercise classes

We provide a group setting for cardiac rehabilitation—an energetic, positive environment that keeps you motivated and creates friendships. The camaraderie is contagious, and even spouses get to know each other.

During group sessions, your exercises will be tailored to your diagnosis and fitness level. Each activity is designed to gradually increase your heart rate to a prescribed training level. A registered nurse and exercise specialist will be there to keep an eye on your blood pressure and heart rate, so you can exercise with confidence.

We also offer education both during exercise and in a classroom setting. You'll learn about heart-healthy nutrition, home exercise programs, resistance training, stretching, cardiac risk factors and what symptoms to watch out for.

As you work through the program, we'll update your doctor on your progress and let him/her know if we have any medical concerns.