Cardiac Rehab in Commerce Township


At DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital, we provide a compassionate cardiac rehab program designed to improve the health and well-being of those living with certain heart problems, including those who are:

  • Recovering from angioplasty, coronary bypass, heart transplant, stent procedure or valve surgery
  • Recovering from a heart attack
  • Recovering from a heart transplant
  • Suffering from heart failure or angina

Our program is certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). This guarantees that we provide some of the highest level of patient care by implementing research-based practice and following the most up-to-date cardiac rehabilitation guidelines.

What Is Cardiac Rehab?

Cardiac rehabilitation, also called cardiac rehab, is a medically supervised outpatient program that aims to help those recovering from a cardiac procedure or cardiac event.

This program may include customized exercise training, counseling, nutrition, education on heart-healthy living and other care strategies that can help patients return to a healthier, more productive life.

What Are the Benefits of Cardiac Rehab?

If you went through surgery or a heart attack, cardiac rehab could provide multiple benefits such as:

  • Improve your mood and reduce stress
  • Improve your quality of life and make it easier to work, exercise and perform daily activities
  • Increase your fitness level
  • Help you build healthier habits
  • Help your body recover smoothly
  • Reduce hospitalizations
  • Reduce your need for medication
  • Reduce your overall risk of future heart-related health concerns

Who Needs Cardiac Rehab?

You may be a candidate for cardiac rehab if you experienced a:

  • Heart attack
  • Heart surgery
  • Recent angioplasty or stent placement
  • Heart valve repair or replacement
  • Heart transplant
  • Heart failure
  • Stable chest pain
  • Other heart conditions or risk factors

Please confirm with your doctor if you are qualified to join a cardiac rehab program.

Cardiac Rehab Phases

Phase I: Clinical Phase

This phase starts in the hospital, soon after your event, and involves assessing your motivation for rehab and physical ability. During this phase, the cardiac rehab team may begin guiding you through non-strenuous exercises as well as range of motion drills.

Phase II: Outpatient Cardiac Rehab

This phase takes place in a medically supervised outpatient setting, usually one to four weeks after you’ve been discharged from the hospital. During cardiac rehab Phase II, our care team will customize an exercise plan for you based on your condition, medical history and recommendations of your referring physician. You'll also learn more about heart-healthy living, whether it’s related to diet and nutrition, maintaining a healthy weight, managing stress, getting enough sleep, staying active and more.

Clinicians will monitor you closely to see how exercise affects your heart and how you progress during treatment.

What to Expect in Our Cardiac Rehab Program

Here’s more of what you can expect from the comprehensive cardiac rehab program at DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hosital:

  • Exercising in a group setting so you can get encouragement and social support
  • Instruction and supervision on exercise equipment, including recumbent ellipticals, stationary bikes and treadmills
  • Progress reports regularly sent to your doctor
  • Risk-factor counseling and education, including blood pressure control, cholesterol management and smoking cessation

Our Cardiac Rehab Team

Our dedicated and compassionate cardiac rehab team in Commerce Township is composed of highly competent:

  • Cardiologists
  • Dietitians/clinical nutritionists
  • Nurses
  • Pharmacists
  • Exercise physiologists
  • Respiratory therapists
  • Administrative staff
  • Smoking cessation counselors

How to Get Started with Cardiac Rehab

To sign up to our cardiac rehab program, you need to get a prescription from your doctor to confirm your eligibility for the program. If you recently received care for a heart attack, your cardiologist may recommend waiting before exercising.

Once your doctor gives you the go signal, our team will work together to develop a personalized cardiac rehab plan that suits your unique healthcare needs. However, if you experience new or worsening symptoms during treatment at home, please call 911 immediately.

Our Cardiac Rehab Location in Commerce Twp.

Our cardiac rehab program is conveniently located at DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital.

DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital
1 William Carls Dr.
Commerce Twp., MI 48382

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