HeartWorks Cardiac Rehab Center — All phases owned and operated by the Center for Well-Being. Medical Director, Thomas E. Dunlap, MD, FACC, FACP.
A message from the Center for Well-Being ‘s Executive Director, Karissa Moreno
March 19, 2020
Our HeartWorks cardiac rehabilitation program is currently providing remote nutrition and initial assessment intakes for all new patients. We are exploring additional options to support exercise routines while our patients are home.
We continue to educate, engage, and empower our community through alternate outreach strategies — providing critical information and resources to residents in need.
As always, we appreciate your ongoing trust and support, and we will continue doing everything in our power to keep our community well during this challenging time. Please know that we are here and will continue to be a resource for you.
In partnership and health!
Karissa Moreno, MA
A solid foundation for a cardiovascular rehabilitation program is found in gradual, positive changes that embrace new lifestyle patterns. The rehabilitation program at HeartWorks does just that by improving patient’s strength, stamina and confidence level.
At HeartWorks, each client is guided by an exercise and diet plan developed specifically for that individual. Physicians, nurses, and cardiac exercise specialists closely supervise each aspect of rehabilitation activity. No other programs in Northern California have cardiologists on call at their cardiovascular rehabilitation center. This synergy not only makes it a safer place for patients, but also enhances each patient’s rehabilitation process.
Cardiac rehabilitation programs at HeartWorks are conducted in progressive phases. Phase I includes the education and guidance the patient received while in the hospital or directly from a physician before entering the program.
In Phase II, patients enter the HeartWorks program and participate in a fully monitored, individualized exercise and education program. When patients have successfully graduated from Phase II, they enter the HeartWorks Phase III program to improve their cardiac strength and wellness with a series of two, supervised, 75-minute sessions per week.
The HeartWorks program eventually helps patients reach Phase IV of their cardiac rehabilitation, which is a long-term commitment to healthful exercise that is self-directed. Patients are provided with guided exercise and supplemental health education to ensure a comprehensive and complete recovery from their cardiac event.
By participating in the clinically approved cardiac rehabilitation programs patients can feel confident in achieving a complete and healthful recovery with the HeartWorks Cardiac Rehab Center.