1301 15th Avenue West
Williston, ND 58801
Cardiac rehabilitation is a
professionally-supervised program that helps patients recover from a variety of
heart ailments including:
angina (chest pain or discomfort)
open heart surgery, such as coronary
bypasses or valve replacement
coronary procedures, such as
stenting and angioplasty
At CHI St. Alexius
Health Williston, our Cardiac Rehabilitation program provides a comprehensive
team approach program intended to achieve the best quality lifestyle for people
with heart problems.
The program is designed
primarily (but not exclusively) for individuals who have had:
a heart attack
coronary bypass surgery
valve replacement surgery
The goals of the program
are to help each patient gradually increase physical capacity through exercise
and to reduce risk of future heart disease. The Cardiac Rehab staff works
with individuals who need help quitting smoking, changing eating habits, or increasing
their activity levels.
A regular program of
physical exercise can make a significant difference in the health of a person
with heart disease. Medically-guided exercise therapy can improve the
performance of the heart and the efficiency of the cardiovascular system.
In Phase II of the program, there is continuous monitoring of the patient’s
heart rate and cardiac rhythm while exercising on a treadmill, Nustep machine,
stationary bicycle, stairs, or rowing machine.