The Cardiac Rehabilitation Program is an individualized exercise and educational program, designed to improve cardiovascular fitness and reduce risk factors for coronary artery disease. This program:
- is most beneficial to people who have had some type of heart-related event including: angina, heart attack, congestive heart failure, heart surgery, or angioplasty.
- includes medical evaluation, graded exercise testing, individually prescribed exercise programs, supervised exercise classes, risk factor education, and counselling.
- is run by a multidisciplinary team including a medical director, administrative assistant, nurses, physiotherapists, dietitian, kinesiologists, social worker, trained exercise supervisors and volunteers.
- is offered at both Oakville and Milton hospitals.
- provides education and activity guidelines for patients to utilize between hospital discharge and beginning the outpatient program.
To participate in the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program, a Physician Referral is required.
Milton District Hospital (MDH)
The Cardiac Rehabilitation program at the MDH operates on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Patients attend once per week for six months and participate in supervised exercise and educational programs. Referrals are accepted for patients who live/work in the Milton area.
Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital (OTMH)
The program operates on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Patients attend twice per week for three months and once per week for three months for a total duration of 6 months and participate in supervised exercise and educational programs.