The Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation Program offers services at 2 locations within UHN:
Toronto Western Hospital | Maps & DirectionsGoodLife Fitness Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Unit
Rumsey Centre | Maps & Directions
Learn more about cardiac rehab at Rumsey Centre.
The Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation Program at Toronto Western Hospital uses a 3-phased approach incorporating education, assessment and exercise into the program.
Phase 1: Education Day
The Education Day provides you with the tools needed to begin the journey into cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation. During this session, a number of educational discussions with the multidisciplinary team are completed to help you get started with the cardiac rehabilitation journey.
Phase 2: Intake Assessment ClinicThe Intake Assessment Clinic is located on the 5th floor of the East Wing at Toronto Western Hospital (inside the Nuclear Cardiology Clinic). A comprehensive assessment provides the health care team with the most up-to-date and relevant information about your diagnosis and treatments to date. During the one-on-one assessment, you will also complete a stress test to assess your cardiovascular fitness and to guide your exercise prescription.
Phase 3: Exercise and Education The exercise and education component takes place on the 7th floor of the Fell Wing at Toronto Western Hospital. This phase is once per week for approximately 6 months. You will be asked to carry out your own exercise program at home and keep a weekly exercise diary to help monitor your progress. The interdisciplinary team works closely with participants to help them achieve their goals and progress their exercise throughout the program.
Monday – Friday8:30 am – 4:30 pm
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Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death in Canada. A previous cardiovascular incident, puts you at risk for future problems and even an early death. Cardiovascular rehabilitation can reduce the odds of dying from another heart attack or stroke by 50%.
Building on an educational curriculum to assist in achieving health behaviour change, the Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Program is committed to helping you:
The program will help you learn the skills to live and thrive with your cardiovascular condition. Using the Cardiac College as a framework for discussion and behaviour change, the program staff will work with you to meet your goals.
We take an approach that combines exercise and education to help you make changes to your lifestyle. You achieve your rehab goals with the help of a multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, exercise physiologists, kinesiologists, dietitians and pharmacists.
The program is geared to patients with the following diagnoses or who have had the following procedures:
Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation at Toronto Western Hospital provides a 3-phased approach to your care. You will be offered a supervised exercise or home exercise program based on your level of risk (Phase 3).
A 6 month, 1 time per week exercise and education program where you will be progressed and provided with the tools necessary to understand and control your risk factors for cardiovascular disease is an important aspect of the program.
The Patient & Family Education Program at UHN offers valuable resources to help you understand your condition.
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