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Northside Hospital Cherokee turns to virtual cardiac rehab

Posted on: June 17, 2020

 

Cardiac patients of Northside Hospital Cherokee are completing rehabilitation in-home and virtually, still focusing on structured exercise, patient counseling, and nutrition and lifestyle education.

Patients who qualify for the cardiac rehab program have had a cardiac event such as a heart attack, stints, heart or lung transplants, bypass surgery, valve surgery, replacement or repair and stable angina.

“Cardiac rehab is a personalized, supervised program. We go through a plan with a person that is individualized for them,” said Kami Benson, a physiologist at Northside Hospital Cherokee.

Cardiac patients of Northside Hospital Cherokee are completing rehabilitation in-home and virtually, still focusing on structured exercise, patient counseling, and nutrition and lifestyle education.

Patients who qualify for the cardiac rehab program have had a cardiac event such as a heart attack, stints, heart or lung transplants, bypass surgery, valve surgery, replacement or repair and stable angina.

“Cardiac rehab is a personalized, supervised program. We go through a plan with a person that is individualized for them,” said Kami Benson, a physiologist at Northside Hospital Cherokee.

Cook had similar sentiments about the extra time before classes.

“We are able to talk back and forth, ask questions and we are able to exercise along with them,” he said. “I think they have done a wonderful job with what they have had to work with through this pandemic.”

For those not wanting or able to do a virtual program, Benson said packets are mailed and emailed each week.

“We are doing a little bit of everything. Not everyone is technical savvy, so these go-to meetings are not for everybody,” Benson said. “We are answering calls and calling our patients, so we are still trying to engage them and help with their progression.”


Read the full story from the Cherokee Tribune & Ledger-News here

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