Cardiac Rehabilitation (CR) is a program that combines lifestyle change, education and proper physical activity to improve a patient’s rate of survival after cardiovascular events. Patients who participate in the University of Michigan CR Program are less at risk for re-hospitalization, complications of cardiac disease, and sudden death. Additional benefits of CR include improved quality of life. Many patients report less chest pain, shortness of breath, and fatigue after participating in the program.
Patients undergo blood tests and a stress test to measure fitness. Once all that information has been collected, a team of certified exercise physiologists prescribes an exercise program individualized for each patient.
MCORRP is partnering with the Cardiac Rehab Team to measure outcomes and determine ways to increase participation in the program.
Goals for the coming year include:
Eva Kline Rogers, RN, MSN, NP
Patrick Walden, MBA
Joe Bryant, BS
Melvyn Rubenfire, MD