Cardiac Reconditioning Program
Cardiology is the study and treatment of heart disorders. It involves treating all areas related to the heart and arteries, including tests, angioplasty and heart surgery.
Our Cardiac team combines best practice to investigate and manage heart and vascular system disorders.
The Cardiac Reconditioning Program is designed to optimise healthy behaviours, limiting the physical and emotional impact of cardiac disease, control cardiac symptoms and reduce the risk of further cardiac events.
Prior to commencement of the program a comprehensive risk factor assessment is conducted and an individualised exercise program. The program is held over six weeks, twice a week, for two hours encompassing warm-up, aerobic work and aerobic conditioning apparatus. The education sessions are conducted by a team of health professionals including a cardiologist, cardiac nurse, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, dietetics, psychology and pharmacy.
Education sessions include:
- Healthy eating
- Stress management
- Cardiac medications
- Benefits of exercise
- Goal setting
- Lifestyle balance
- Cardiac investigations
- Emotional reaction to heart disease
- Cardiac risk factor modification
- Chest pain management
- Open forum with Cardiologist
A cardiac nurse will be available during the class to answer any health-related questions. Individualised counselling can be organized. The cardiac nurse will liaise with your general practitioner, cardiologist and other allied health professionals to maximize your health needs.
Referral by GP, another hospital, specialist or healthcare providers
42 North East Road, Walkerville, SA
Please contact the outpatient coordinator