Cardiac Rehab and Wellness
St. Clair Hospital is home to one of the busiest Cardiac Rehabilitation programs in southwestern Pennsylvania, with more than 44,000 annual visits.
Following a physician’s referral for entry into the program, patients with coronary heart disease are carefully evaluated and an exercise prescription is developed for each individual. Cardiac Rehab provides an innovative program involving a variety of specially trained professionals and combines supervised exercise, education and counseling to help patients return to the best possible physical and social health. The Cardiac Rehab program is accredited by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (click here for Respiratory Care information).
The Healthy Heart Primary Prevention/Wellness Program is a comprehensive plan to prevent coronary heart disease or at least slow its progression. A number of studies suggest that modifications in lifestyle are feasible and of benefit in decreasing the events caused by coronary heart disease.
The program is designed for those at risk of developing cardiovascular disease or for those with high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, weight issues or those who wish to begin a safe, supervised exercise program. For more information about Primary Prevention/Wellness, please call 412.942.1380.