Cardiac rehabilitation offered by Norton Children’s Heart Institute, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, is medically supervised. It can help older children and adult congenital heart disease patients recover from a procedure. It also can help patients to live better with their heart condition.
At Norton Children’s Heart Institute, our cardiac rehabilitation program provides supervised exercise, lifestyle education, and psychological and social support. Following specifications from your child’s physician, our rehab providers will create a customized cardiac rehab program.
The Norton Children’s Heart Institute cardiac rehabilitation program offers:
- Consultations and supervision from our pediatric physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians
- Exercise monitored by a cardiac rehab professional
- Individualized cardiovascular exercise and activity training
- Blood pressure and continuous electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) monitoring
- Education on heart health, medication and lifestyle choices
The Norton Children’s cardiac rehabilitation program provides exercise and education to help adult patients and pediatric patients feel better, increase endurance and improve their overall quality of life.
Norton Children’s Heart Institute is the leading provider of pediatric heart care in Louisville and Southern Indiana. Our pediatric physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians with Norton Children’s Heart Institute have the experience to tailor a cardiac rehabilitation program to best fit your child’s needs.
Norton Children’s has a network of outreach diagnostic and treatment services conveniently located throughout Kentucky and Southern Indiana.
Benefits of Pediatric Cardiac Rehabilitation
Cardiac rehab for children and adults with congenital heart disease can:
- Reduce shortness of breath, chest pain and fatigue
- Reduce emotional stress, depression and anxiety
- Improve muscle tone, flexibility and range of motion
- Increase energy level
- Strengthen the body
- Speed return to work, school and other activities