Cardiac Rehabilitation at PVHMC
Appointments & Information
Inpatient Cardiac Rehab at PVHMC
Outpatient Cardiac Rehab at PVHMC
- Acute MI
- Coronary Bypass Surgery
- Heart Valve Repair or Replacement
- Stable Angina Pectoris
- Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty (PTCA)
- Coronary Stenting
- Heart Transplant
- Heart Failure
The Stead Cardiac & Wellness Center
For many with coronary artery disease, prescribing a lifestyle change that involves regular exercise can be a vital part of treatment. PVHMC offers two levels of cardiac exercise programs through the Stead Cardiac & Wellness Center, our own medically supervised fitness gym located on the basement level of the hospital. Gym equipment includes ...
Treadmills • Exercise Bikes • Weight Machines • Resistance Machines
Under the medical direction of Dr. Rama Thumati, our ACLS certified staff of clinical exercise physiologists, registered nurses, and physical therapists develop exercise, nutrition and cardiac disease risk-management programs for all ages. Many participants achieve their goals in the prescribed time period and return for additional sessions to maintain their new level of wellness.
Rama Thumati, MD, Medical Director
"As the Medical Director of the Stead Cardiac & Wellness Center, it is my pleasure to work with one of the largest and most progressive cardiac rehabilitation and health exercise programs in California. The goal of our program is to encourage and assist all people, cardiac patients and healthy individuals alike, to adopt a heart healthy lifestyle, which will aid in increasing quality of life and longevity. With the medical industry turning its focus toward preventions, we embrace the opportunity to serve our community in every aspect of wellness. We look forward to being a part of your personal wellness."
The Cardiac Rehab Program
- 12 Lead ECG
- Resting oxygen saturation pre/post walk test
- Fasting Lipid panel, blood glucose and Hgb AIC
- 6-minute Walk Test
- Up to 36 sessions
Location – Stead Cardiac & Wellness Center
PVHMC's Health & Wellness Program
The Health & Wellness Program is available to anyone in generally good health who would like to exercise in the Stead Cardiac & Wellness Center as a preventive measure to maintain good heart health. Those who have completed Cardiac Rehab can also join allowing them to extend the benefits of their rehab program independently, but still exercise in a medically supervised environment. Program options include ...
- Cardiac Risk Stratification Assessment
- Ongoing monitoring of blood pressure, heart rate and cardiac risk factors
- Education and personal counseling on Risk Factor Reduction
- Individualized exercise prescription designed by medically trained exercise physiologists and physical therapists
- Orthopedic screening/consultation
- Supervision by medically trained exercise physiologists and physical therapists
Location 1 – Stead Cardiac & Wellness Center - For hours click here
Location 2 - Claremont Rehabilitation Clinic (Exercise only) - For hours click here
Required – A written "Clearance to Participate" from a doctor. Click the PDF below to download this form.
Outpatient EECP Program
The Enhanced External Counterpulsation (EECP) program is available for those with pain associated with angina pectoris despite prior treatment. This non-invasive technique increases blood flow to the heart without the use of medication. Results often include reduction of angina pain, decreased need for medication, increased level of exercise and increased level of blood flow to body extremities. The program consists of 35 one-hour sessions, typically performed once a day, five days a week for seven weeks. For more information on the Outpatient EECP Program visit ... Stead Heart & Vascular Center.
Location – Stead Heart & Vascular Center