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Clinical Specialties - Cardiac

Programs & Classes

Outpatient Heart Health Program

One of the main programs the Cardiac Rehabilitation Department provides is our Outpatient Heart Health Program which encourages positive lifestyle choices which all work towards giving you the best heart health. This program gives you the confidence to return to family and work life.

The program is the next step following discharge after a stent or bypass surgery. It is also recommended for patients who have had a pacemaker, valve surgery or for those who want to reduce their cardiac risk factors.

Sessions are run by Exercise Physiologists and Registered Cardiac Nurses, providing a safe enviornment to increase your physical fitness.

The program runs 2-3 days a week for approximately 6-8 weeks.

This program is available to all heart patients, not just patients from Sydney Adventist Hospital.

The cost of the program is covered by most health funds.

Ongoing Support

At the completion of the program we offer ongoing support through our gym where clients can exercise independently in a caring and supportive environment. Fitness classes are also run at North Shore Gym located in Pymble.

Depending on your health fund and level of cover, you may be eligible for some rebate. Talk to our cardiac rehab staff for more information.

Conditioning for Life

Conditioning for Life is an exercise program for those with reduced physical function, for example patients with:

  • Reduced heart function from any cause
  • Chronic lung disease/limitations
  • Reduced muscle strength/fitness due to chronic conditions or following an illness.

Sessions are individualised, and tailored to each patient. They involved muscle strength, co-ordination and balance with the desired outcome to improve physical function.

The program is held on Mondays and Fridays and runs for 7 weeks. All sessions are supervised by an exercise physiologist and/or cardiac registered nurse and are covered by most private health funds.

Cardiac Rehabilitation staff will obtain consent from your GP or cardiologist before you commence this program.

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