The Brigham and Women’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Program in Foxborough is a medical program designed to improve activity and lifestyle habits for people who have known cardiac disease. The Program is regularly staffed by a team of cardiovascular experts, including on-site Brigham and Women’s Hospital cardiologists, nurses, physical therapists and nutrition specialists.
Our cardiovascular health and fitness programs are designed specifically for:
- Patients recovering from a heart attack, heart surgery, angioplasty, stent, valve repair, heart transplant or a ventricular assist device.
- Patients diagnosed with coronary heart disease based on a stress test or angiogram.
- Patients with vascular disease and concomitant cardiac disease.
We provide supervised exercise sessions but also emphasize education and a sustainable heart-healthy lifestyle - including risk factor reduction, nutrition, and strategies for stress management. Cardiac patients participating in cardiac rehabilitation have been demonstrated to live longer and with a better quality of life than those who do not.
Sessions are held twice weekly for up to 18 weeks and are designed to achieve exercise, behavioral and educational goals, accommodating patients of all ages and capacities. Most insurance plans cover the costs for this therapy.
Our Program also is linked with psychiatry, social services, smoking cessation, physical therapy, and weight loss services depending on the needs of the individual patient and we are directly integrated with the MGH Wellness Program at Brigham and Women’s/Mass General Health Care Center – assisting patients to achieve and maintain comprehensive exercise and wellness strategies at home.
To schedule an appointment with our Cardiac Rehabilitation team, call 508-718-4661.
This page was last modified on 2/28/2014