Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital Cardiac Wellness Center is focused on providing comprehensive cardiac care and wellness services designed to assist patients and their family members who have - or who may be at risk of developing - cardiovascular disease. If you have experienced a heart attack, coronary artery bypass graft surgery, valve surgery, angioplasty/stent or heart transplant, a cardiac rehabilitation program can help stabilize, slow or even reverse the progression of heart disease.
Every patient is unique. Working with a cardiologist and a team of other specialists, the staff at the SVMH Cardiac Wellness Center will tailor a program specific to your clinical needs and will design a proven program to help improve health and reduce the risk of future cardiovascular events. The program includes medically supervised exercise, education, support and encouragement in a safe, monitored setting. Studies show that patients who participate in cardiac rehab soon after a heart attack, procedure or surgery have a reduced risk of recurrence, better mental and physical functioning and improved quality of life.
The Salinas Valley Memorial Cardiac Wellness team features a cardiologist who oversees the program, registered nurses, exercise physiologists and a registered dietician—all with specialized training. Our team works closely with you and your family to help you gain confidence in moving toward a full recovery. Our program is one of only 37 in California certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). Salinas Valley Memorial has earned the three-year certification since 2006.
Our cardiologist will prescribe a treatment plan that fits your needs and helps you reach your goals. Your individualized program may include one or more of the following:
- Highly Monitored Exercise Program
- Nutrition Counseling
- Cholesterol Management
- Blood Pressure Management
- Smoking Cessation Classes
- Weight Management
- Diabetes Management
- Stress Management (Healthy Living, Mindful Meditation, Mndful Eating, Relaxation)
- Heart Failure Management
- Patient & Family Support
Participation requires a physician referral and is covered by most insurance plans. Ask your doctor if this program is right for you.
120 Wilgart WaySalinas, CA 93901831.759.1995