The Cardiac Rehabilitation Program is dedicated to helping patients with heart disease adopt a healthier lifestyle. The program includes education, counseling and exercise in a friendly environment. Participants who attend regular classes develop a camaraderie that is supportive and helps the healing process.
Our program is certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehab. This certification is recognition of FirsHealth's commitment to improving the quality of life of patients by enhancing standards of care.
A program is designed by the FirstHealth Cardiac Rehab team to meet the patients’ specific needs and goals for promoting cardiovascular health. Cardiac Rehab patients have had a history of:
- Heart attack
- Angina (chest discomfort)
- Heart Bypass
- Valve Surgery
- Coronary stent
- CHF (congestive heart failure)
- Cardiac risk factors
The FirstHealth Cardiac Rehab Team offers two programs, both designed to fit your individual needs.
The Cardiac Rehabilitation Program is prescribed by your physician and may be recommended for up to 12 weeks. With committed participation, patients can achieve improved fitness level and quality of life.
The Bridge to Wellness Program, a program for prevention and progression, is designed for graduates of the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program or those who do not require cardiac rehabilitation, but could benefit from the professional guidance of learning to exercise safely.
For more information contact:
FirstHealth Cardiac Rehabilitation Program – Pinehurst
FirstHealth Cardiac Rehabilitation Program - Troy
FirstHealth Cardiac Rehabilitation Program – Richmond
FirstHealth Cardiac Rehabilitation Program – Sanford
Directions to Sanford location:
The cardiac rehab program in Sanford is located inside FirstHealth Fitness on the Lee Campus. To access Beechtree Drive from US 1, you must take Exit 71 (15-501 toward Pittsboro). Beechtree Drive is on the left once you go through the traffic circle(s).