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WakeMed Cardiac Rehab offers a safe, monitored environment where you can gain the strength, confidence, camaraderie and nutritional know-how you need to live a heart-healthy life.
The WakeMed Cardiac Rehab specialists welcome patients who have or had:
Patients with ventricular assist devices also benefit from our program.
The WakeMed Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation team works with you to develop a program that's right for you. In general, here is what you can expect.
Your Team of SpecialistsThe WakeMed Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation Program is medically directed by a physician - typically a cardiologist - and administered by nurses, counselors, nutritionists, therapists and exercise specialists.
Monitored ExerciseA nurse and exercise/fitness specialist monitor your heart rate, blood pressure and heart rhythm while you do cardiovascular exercise, such as walking on a treadmill or riding a stationary bike.
Confidence & CamaraderieExercising in a safe environment where your vital signs are continuously monitored and health care professionals are present is one way heart patients gain the confidence they need to go out and exercise on their own. Another way is through the great camaraderie that develops in the group setting.
It's comforting to know that everyone who is enrolled in the WakeMed Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation Program is recovering from a cardiac event just like you are. From sharing recipes, to offering stress-reduction tips, to helping you move to the next exercise level, program groups are a great means of support.
Most insurance plans partially or fully cover the cost of cardiac rehabilitation. Check with your health insurance provider before starting cardiac rehabilitation. If you need help, speak to your doctor or ask us for assistance. You will need a referral from your physician to participate in our program.
WakeMed Raleigh CampusWakeMed Rehab Hospital Health Park in Healthworks3000 New Bern AvenueRaleigh, NC 27610919-350-8602
WakeMed Cary Hospital Cardiac Rehab at Kraft Family YMCA8921 Holly Springs RoadApex, NC 27539919-350-1875
Safeway to Fitness is a Healthworks program designed to meet identified needs of individuals in our community who have either completed the outpatient cardiac rehabilitation program or who want or need structure and supervision in an exercise program. The Safeway to Fitness program will follow applicable policies and procedures of WakeMed Rehab and Healthworks, including confidentiality, emergency situations and safety and security.
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We provide state-of-the art cardiovascular care in convenient locations:
WakeMed Raleigh Campus
WakeMed Rehab Hospital Health Park in Healthworks3000 New Bern AvenueRaleigh, NC 27610919-350-8602
WakeMed Cary Hospital Cardiac Rehab at Kraft Family YMCA
8921 Holly Springs RoadApex, NC 27539919-350-1875
3000 New Bern Ave.
Raleigh, NC 27610