Heart Health 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 Rehabilitation program, ‘Heart Health Program’ is a secondary prevention program that is designed to optimise healthy behaviours, to limit 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.
Potential benefit include:
- Better understanding of heart disease
- Improve exercise capacity
- Improved confidence and self-eestem, and
- Decreased blood cholesterol
- Improvements in blood pressure
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