Cardiac Rehabilitation

Welcome to Boulder Community Hospital’s Cardiac Rehabilitation program, the only AACVPR (American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation) certified program in the county! 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
• Nutritional counseling
• Education on adopting heart healthy habits
• Learning ways to control blood pressure
• Stress reduction


GETTING STARTED
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 all appointments and sign up for classes. Our phone number is 303-440-2126, 7am-4pm Monday – Thursday, 7am-12pm Friday.

All classes and lectures are held in the Cardiac Rehabilitation department/gym:

BCH Medical Pavilion, 2nd Floor
1155 Alpine Avenue
Boulder, CO 80304
Phone: 303-440-2126
Fax: 303-938-5443


CLASS SCHEDULE
Exercise classes: Mondays/Wednesdays/Thursdays: 7:30am, 9:30am, 11:00am, and 1:00pm

*Each session lasts 1 hour with a 5-10 minute warm-up, 30-40 minutes of cardio, and 15 minutes of weight training/ROM (range of motion), balance and stretching.

Education lectures: Wednesdays from 12:00-1:00pm and Thursdays from 8:30-9:30am.


REQUIRED PAPERWORK

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
*Summary list
*Dartmouth Quality of Life Index
*Duke Activity Index
*Quiz

*required by Medicare and AACVPR.


We look forward to working with you during your recovery. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.


Did you know…?

“Supervised rehabilitative exercise for 3 to 6 months is generally reported to increase a patient’s peak oxygen uptake by 11% to 36% with the greatest improvement in the most deconditioned individuals.” (AHA)

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.

 

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