A Change of Heart Works
Your heart is a muscle that needs regular exercise to stay healthy. If it gets damaged, it needs rehabilitation just like any other muscle.
Cardiac rehabilitation is a fitness program for adults with heart disease.
It includes exercise classes and education designed to help you return to a healthy and enjoyable life.
- Reduces risks for coronary artery disease
- Improves your heart and lung fitness
- Helps you and your family better understand what you can do, including exercise and changes in diet and lifestyle, to stay healthy and independent.
Cardiac Rehabilitation at MaineGeneral helps people with heart disease enjoy healthier lives.
You will be given a structured program of exercise and fitness and take classes on eating healthier and adapting your lifestyle.
Services are located at the Augusta and Thayer campuses. MaineGeneral also offers community-based programs at local fitness centers.
Once your physician has ordered cardiac rehabilitation you will come in for hour-long classes three times a week for 8 to 12 weeks, depending on your needs.
Classes are available at both the Augusta and Thayer campuses. Please contact us for more information.
- Augusta: Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., (207) 626-1196.
- Waterville: Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., (207) 872-1353.