San Luis Valley Health offers state-of-the art cardiology services, and hosts the Valley’s first full-time Cardiologist. We offer Cardiac Rehab services, in addition to Cardiopulmonary Services. A Pediatric Cardiologist holds a clinic in Pediatrics.
Cardiac Rehabilitation is a medically supervised exercise and education program that helps you to safely improve your heart health and overall health while recovering from a cardiac event. Both the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology recommend cardiac rehab programs.
For most anyone who has had a heart attack or a bypass operation, Cardiac Rehab is an effective way to help prevent another one. It is clinically proven to improve a cardiac patient's quality of life and to reduce the recurrence of subsequent heart attacks and related diseases.
Our Cardiac Rehab program works with patients to develop an exercise program that includes activities that they enjoy, making class sessions both fun and effective.
The program offers:
- Education and consultation pertaining to lifestyle change
- Nutrition counseling
- Weight reduction
- Diabetes management
- Stress management
- Smoking cessation
- Medication support
To learn more, call our exercise physiologist at 719-587-6391.