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Rehabilitation

Cardiac Rehabilitation Program

Under the supervision of specially trained cardiac nurses, our outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation Program gets you moving and makes your heart stronger. Typically your physician will ask you to participate in a cardiac rehabilitation program after a heart event like a heart attack or heart surgery. But sometimes referrals are made to help patients to reduce heart disease risk factors. Clinical studies show cardiac rehabilitation programs:

  • Lower future heart attack risk. Most insurance plans cover 36 rehabilitation sessions. (Check with your insurance to see if and when your plan covers cardiac rehabilitation.) People who attend all sessions are less likely to have a heart attack over the next three to four years than those who don’t attend.
  • Lower risk of death from a future heart attack. Patients who go to cardiac rehab reduce their risk of death by 47 percent. (Source: Duke University)
  • Reduce high cholesterol, high blood pressure and stress.
  • Improve your quality of life. By improving your exercise capacity, cardiac rehabilitation enhances your independence and well-being. You may find it easier to climb stairs, carry your own groceries and play with the children in your life.

ProMedica physicians and nurses manage our cardiac rehabilitation programs, which offer more than training in order to increase safe, physical activity. In these rehabilitation programs, you will receive:

  • Education on heart-healthy living, including diet;
  • Assistance with managing risk factors, including diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity and smoking; and
  • Counseling to help manage stress related to your illness.

Download the program brochure

External Counterpulsation Therapy (ECP)

External Counterpulsation Therapy (ECP) is a non-invasive therapy that helps restore healthy circulation for people with inoperable symptoms of angina (chest pain) from heart disease. Symptoms from congestive heart failure also may be improved through this therapy. For cardiac patients who are not surgical candidates, ECP may provide an option to improve the ability to perform daily activities and live a more normal lifestyle.

Get Started Today

ProMedica offers cardiac rehabilitation programs across northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan region. You will need a referral from your physician, so talk with your doctor or call the ProMedica cardiac rehabilitation location nearest you:

  • Adrian: ProMedica Bixby Hospital | 818 Riverside Ave., Adrian, Mich. 49221 | 517-265-0223
  • Defiance: ProMedica Defiance Regional Hospital | 1200 Ralston Ave., Defiance, Ohio 43512 | 419-783-6943
  • Fostoria: ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital | 501 Van Buren St., Fostoria, Ohio 44830 | 419-436-6629
  • Maumee: ProMedica St. Luke’s Hospital | 5901 Monclova Road, Maumee, Ohio 43537 | 419-897-8440
  • Sylvania: ProMedica Flower Hospital | 5200 Harroun Road, Sylvania, Ohio 43560 | 419-824-1248

Home Exercise Clinic

Home Exercise Clinic rehabilitation services are available for select cardiac patients or patients at risk for heart disease. This program admits patients who can exercise independently at home, based upon a physician’s recommendation. Participants record home exercise habits and report regularly to the cardiac rehabilitation therapist. Periodic electrocardiogram-monitored exercise sessions are performed at one of our cardiac rehabilitation facilities to update the home exercise instructions. In addition, participants receive educational materials to learn about ways to prevent the progression of coronary artery disease.

Jobst Vascular Rehabilitation Program

If you have circulation problems or know you are at risk for vascular disease, you may find exercise a bit intimidating. You want to improve your health, but how can you know you are exercising safely and making the right lifestyle changes? That’s where the Jobst Vascular Rehabilitation Program comes in. We designed this program around two primary components: education and exercise. It is especially beneficial to patients who have experienced:

  • Leg pain with walking (intermittent claudication).
  • Peripheral arterial disease (PAD).
  • Angioplasty or stent placement.
  • Arterial bypass surgery.

The program also helps people at high risk for developing vascular disease, such as smokers and those with diabetes or high cholesterol. When you participate in the Jobst Vascular Rehabilitation Program, our specially trained and qualified clinician team provides education tailored to you. Our team helps you learn more about vascular diseases, nutrition, exercise and dieting. And how to quit smoking!

Supervised exercise sessions are two days per week in the rehabilitation exercise facility. A customized program is designed based on age, ability, medical condition and prognosis. You will leave the program confident in your ability to exercise safely at home, yet knowledgeable about any restrictions that may apply. If the Jobst Vascular Rehabilitation Program is right for you, contact us today. Your physician can also call to refer you to the program.

Laboratories

Jobst Vascular Laboratory

The Jobst Vascular Laboratory is one of the busiest vascular labs in the nation: every year, our certified vascular technologists perform more than 20,000 vascular examinations. With that much experience, our technologists are well prepared to handle your diagnostic test with efficiency and accuracy. Our lab offers comprehensive, noninvasive services and is accredited by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories (ICAVL). Most of the examinations performed at Jobst Vascular Laboratory use Doppler ultrasound to diagnose vascular disease in the body's arteries and veins. What that means is that most of the tests are external and non-invasive. If you have been referred to Jobst Vascular Laboratory for diagnostic tests, you can find helpful information about what to expect by downloading this pamphlet.

Clinics

Structural Heart Disease Clinic

Structural heart disease is any defect of the heart or its valves. Some structural heart disease is present at birth (congenital heart disease). Others occur later in life from an infection in the heart, damage during a heart attack, or wear and tear on the heart that occurs with aging. Common types of structural heart disease include heart valve problems, such as valve leaking, regurgitation or stenosis. If left untreated, severe forms of structural heart disease can lead to heart failure. Fortunately, there are more treatment options than ever for people coping with a structural heart disease.

When you need excellent medical care for structural heart disease, ProMedica Heart and Vascular Institutes is here to help. It begins with our Structural Heart Disease Clinic, where our team of experts will evaluate your heart disease and make treatment recommendations. You’ll meet a multidisciplinary team of specialists representing cardiology, interventional cardiology, cardiac surgery, cardiovascular imaging and anesthesia.

Some people can manage structural heart disease with medication. Others need more intervention. And for patients who don’t qualify for conventional open heart procedures, the clinic specializes in offering minimally invasive treatments like Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR).

Heart Failure Clinic

The Heart Failure Clinic is designed especially for patients struggling to manage the symptoms of heart failure. This includes patients as they are discharged from the hospital with heart failure and patients already working with a cardiologist or primary care physician. Our heart failure staff, including a nurse practitioner, registered nurse and medical / clinical assistant, stand ready to help you with:

  • Reviewing and optimizing your medications.
  • Providing you with additional patient education.
  • Addressing your specific concerns.
  • Seeking additional support from diet and nutrition, physical therapy, cardiac rehabilitation, care navigation and social work clinicians.

If you or a loved one are experiencing heart failure, you are not alone. Today, 5.7 million Americans live with heart failure. According to the American Heart Association, it is one of the most common reasons people ages 65 and older are admitted into the hospital. Because there is no cure for heart failure, it’s important to recognize the signs early on, monitor your condition, and carefully follow your doctor’s directions and instructions. This is where the ProMedica Heart and Vascular Institutes’ Heart Failure Clinic can help.

Common heart failure symptoms include:

  • Shortness of breath when you are active or after you lie down.
  • Difficulty breathing while lying down.
  • Weight gain.
  • Swollen legs and ankles.
  • Fatigue and weakness.
  • Fast or irregular pulse.

If you are experiencing one or more of the above symptoms, you should seek medical advice. A referral from your physician is required if you wish to participate in the Heart Failure Clinic. Our staff collaborates and provides regular communication with your cardiologist or primary care provider.

ProMedica St. Luke's Hospital
Heart failure clinic
5901 Monclova Road, Maumee, Ohio 43537
419-897-5437
Clinic hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

ProMedica Toledo Hospital
Heart failure clinic
2142 N. Cove Blvd., Toledo, Ohio 43606
419-291-7577
Clinic hours: Monday - Friday, 8: 30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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