Heart care at Salem Medical Center focuses on the functions and disorders of the heart and its connected circulatory system. According to the American Heart Association, 84 million people in the U.S. suffer from some form of cardiovascular disease, affecting blood flow throughout the body. Cardiovascular disease can lead to heart attacks, strokes or other serious complications.
Taking good care of your heart can help reduce your risk of developing heart disease that leads to a heart attack, stroke or other serious complications. Our cardiac care teams provide complete heart care services – from helping you create a heart-healthy lifestyle to performing potentially lifesaving procedures in emergency situations.
Patients who work out at SMC’s Cardiac Rehab facility have the benefit of being surrounded by nurses who monitor their heart rates, breathing, and overall physical reaction to the exercises during their session.
The Cardiac Rehab team makes it a goal of providing a pleasant atmosphere for their patients.
Most patients come to Cardiac Rehab after experiencing a heart attack or heart operation. Most insurances pay for 24 to 36 visits. If a patient wants to continue, they can join the Maintenance program and pay monthly, similar to an outside gym, but with medical benefits.
SMC’s Cardiac Rehab Department was recently accredited by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR).
If you or someone you know could benefit from SMC’s Cardio-Pulmonary Rehab program, call 856-339-6071.