Cardiac Rehabilitation

OCMH has initiated the Cardiac Rehabilitation Phase II and Phase III program and can perform Nuclear Medicine and standard cardiac stress tests.. 

Cardiac Rehabilitation is a customized outpatient program of exercise and education. The program is designed to help you improve your health and recover from heart events such as a heart attack or surgery.

Cardiac Rehabilitation involved training, emotional support and education about lifestyle changes to reduce heart disease risk, such as a heart healthy diet, maintaining a healthy weight and smoking cessation.

Stress testing monitors your heart electrical activity and is used to determine whether or not you have a heart complication. The difference between a standard stress test and a nuclear stress test lies in the method and equipment of testing. Standard exercise tests reveal how your heart function under stress. These tests usually employ the use of a treadmill. If you cannot use a treadmill, a chemical stress test can then be initiated. A nuclear stress test is very similar to a regular stress test, except it includes imaging of your heart and radioactive dye. Imaging stress tests tend to detect congenital heart disease and can also predict the future risk of heart attack better than standard non-imaging stress tests.