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OBJECTIVE

The GoodLife Fitness Centre of Excellence in Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Medicine is one of seven Centres of Excellence established at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre to transform the way patients with cardiovascular disease are treated around the globe.


ABOUT

The GoodLife Fitness Centre of Excellence in Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Medicine helps people with heart disease improve their cardiac health and fitness, while supporting patients to reduce their chance of future cardiac incidents by making lasting lifestyle and behaviour changes.


LEADERSHIP

Dr. Paul Oh  

Dr. Paul Oh
Chair, The GoodLife Fitness Centre of Excellence in Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Medicine​
Appointed 2014


DESCRIPTION

The GoodLife Fitness Centre of Excellence in Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Medicine is a first of its kind, private/public collaboration bringing together two leading health and wellness organizations to further enhance the continuum of care for patients with cardiac disease.

At the core is a 6-month long program designed for people with a history of heart attack, patients who have undergone heart surgery, valve surgery, angioplasty, arrhythmia, angina or other heart conditions, as well as those at high risk of heart disease because of their family history, high cholesterol, high blood pressure or diabetes.

The program includes:

  • Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation: a group-based outpatient exercise and education program
  • Cardiac Rehab at Home: an alternative to on-site cardiac rehabilitation for people who cannot attend the on-site program
  • Women with Heart: a cardiac rehabilitation program designed specifically for women
  • Heart Failure, Exercise and Education: a cardiac rehabilitation program designed specifically for people living with heart failure and heart transplant
  • Diabetes, Exercise & Healthy Lifestyle : an education program designed to help people diagnosed with diabetes live a healthy life through diet, exercise and lifestyle
  • Risk Factor Modification and Exercise Following Stroke: a program designed to help people who have suffered a stroke to improve function and reduce the risk of another event
  • Health, Exercise, Active Living and Therapeutic Lifestyle Program: a program designed specifically for women who are in treatment for or recovering from breast cancer

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