Cardiac Rehabilitation Program

Established in 2017-2018, the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program welcomed its first clients at the Bourget site in April 2018. The program is available thanks to a partnership with the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. Admissible clients were generally hospitalized for one of the following cardiac problems and were referred by a physician:

  • Heart attack or infarction
  • Bypass or other heart surgery
  • Heart failure
  • Heart transplant
  • Angioplasty or pacemaker implantation

The Cardiac Rehabilitation Program lasts three to six months. It includes education, follow-ups by a kinesiologist (a specialist in physical activity) and the services of a nurse specializing in cardiac rehabilitation.

The kinesiologist develops a program tailored to the specific needs of the client which consists of supervised exercise sessions, education and advice intended to promote recovery. Participants acquire the necessary skills to adopt and maintain a healthy lifestyle for heart health so that they can gradually resume their daily activities.

This program was made possible thanks to the determination of François Cholette, kinesiologist, and Ariane Campbell, nurse.

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