Welcome to Boulder Community Health's Cardiac Rehabilitation program. Our services are designed to help cardiac patients resume full and active lives, and avoid future heart problems. The program offers:
• Monitored exercise with an individualized exercise prescription
- Focusing on cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength and endurance, balance, and stretching each session.
• Education on adopting heart healthy habits including
- Nutritional counseling
- Weight management
- Stress reduction
- Exercise principles
- Learning ways to control blood pressure and cholesterol
- Diabetes management
- Smoking cessation
• Education about the heart and circulatory system, heart
disease, and prevention
If you have one of the following diagnoses you may be eligible to participate in cardiac rehab:• Heart Attack
- Coronary artery angioplasty or stents
- Open heart surgery such as coronary bypass or valve surgery
- Heart transplant
- Heart failure
The most effective rehabilitation programs incorporate an exercise class 3 times per week and attendance at our education lectures. We understand that it may be difficult to dedicate this time commitment; therefore we will work with you to coordinate a schedule that fits your availability and needs.
We request that you call our office to schedule an appointment and sign up for classes. Our phone number is 303-440-2126, 8am-4:30pm Monday – Friday.
All classes and lectures are held in the Cardiac Rehabilitation department/gym:
BCH Medical Pavilion, 2nd Floor
1155 Alpine Avenue
Boulder, CO 80304
Exercise classes: Monday/Wednesday/Friday: 8:45am, 10:15am, 1:30pm, and 3:00pm
*Each session lasts approximately 1 hour with a 5-10 minute warm-up, 30-40 minutes of cardio, and 15-20 minutes of weight training/range of motion, balance and stretching.
Education lectures: Each class will be followed by a brief education lecture, lasting 5-15minutes.
Wednesdays we will have guest lecturers presenting on their area of expertise and how it relates to cardiovascular disease. Lecture schedule will be posted in cardiac rehab.
Below are links to mandatory paperwork that is required for the Cardiac Rehabilitation program. Completing this paperwork prior to your initial appointment will help speed up your evaluation. Forms can be printed from this website, faxed or mailed to you upon request.
*Consent form for cardiac rehabilitation
*Dartmouth Quality of Life Index
*Duke Activity Index
*required by Medicare and AACVPR (American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation).
We look forward to working with you during your recovery. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.
Did you know…?
Experts agree that group exercise can be beneficial. “Working out in a group provides motivation, accountability, and structure.”
In addition, exercising in cardiac rehab provides a support group. It is encouraging to find camaraderie with patients who have been through similar cardiac events, and make progress together.