As part of your ongoing treatment following your recent cardiac event, you have been referred to the cardiac rehabilitation team by your consultant.
An appointment will be made for you to be seen in the pre-assessment clinic and to meet the cardiac rehabilitation team.
|Your clinic appointment has been arranged for
The appointment will last one hour where we will discuss:
Assess your level of exercise
Address any other concerns you may have
The Cardiac rehabilitation course suitable for your needs
- List of your current medications to your appointment.
- Please wear loose fitting comfortable clothing and flat shoes (not flip flops or sandals).
- If you are diabetic, please bring with you your blood glucose monitoring kit and also a snack
Cardiac rehabilitation is the process of helping people with a heart condition make any necessary changes to their life and get back on their feet again – physically, emotionally, socially and vocationally.
Cardiac rehabilitation helps people to:
Consider changes to their lifestyle
Regain their confidence
Deal with social issues
Cardiac rehabilitation options
During your pre-assessment we can discuss your cardiac rehab options that meet your individual needs. These may include;
An 8 week exercise and education cardiac rehabilitation programme
An eight-week outpatient exercise and health education programme that’s most suitable for you and your needs. This will include an individually tailored exercise session and discussions with pharmacist, nurse, and exercise team on topics relevant to your condition.
Exercise classes can be held in the hospital and at various community venues to suit all abilities.
Home based rehabilitation programme
An alternative option could be a six-week home-based exercise programme. This would involve following a home exercise booklet and online videos.
South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust would like your feedback. If you wish to share your experience about your care and treatment or on behalf of a patient, please contact The Patient Experience Department who will advise you on how best to do this.
This service is based at The James Cook University Hospital but also covers the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton, our community hospitals and community health services.