Institute For Human Performance (IHP)
505 Irving Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13210
Map & directions
Phone: 315 464-6543
Fax: 315 464-4753
Hours: Mon. Wed. Fri. - 7am-4:30pm; Tues. Thurs. - 7am-6pm
Phase I Cardiac Rehabilitation
Phase I cardiac rehabilitation takes place within the hospital setting, once prescribed by the patient's physician. A physical therapist will start a light individualized exercise program with the patient. This may include, but is not limited to, simple activities such as getting out of bed, marching in place, and walking in the hospital halls
The physical therapist will monitor the patient's heart rate, blood pressure, and exertion level with the exercise. With each visit, the goal is to increase exercise tolerance. Education also plays a role in phase I cardiac rehabilitation. The therapist may educate the patient on ways to modify cardiac risk factors and disease processes.
Who Benefits from Phase I Cardiac Rehabilitation?
Patients with conditions of:
- Heart attack
- Stent placement
- Cardiac bypass surgery
- Cardiac valve surgery
- Stable angina
Phase II Cardiac Rehabilitation
When the patient is discharged from the hospital, further cardiac rehabilitation may be required. To continue on with cardiac rehabilitation, the patient would require a physician prescription for Phase II Cardiac Rehabilitation.
A physician's referral is required for examination and treatment within this program.