Madonna Rehabilitation Hospitals

Cardiac

On-Site Care

Madonna's Cardiac Program is also known as CARES, or Cardiac Advancement through Rehabilitation, Education and Support. For people who are recovering from open heart surgery, heart attack (post-acute myocardial infarction), and other cardiac conditions, it is an excellent alternative to a nursing home or going directly to home.  

Individualized treatment programs are designed with guidelines established by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. Madonna's nurses and therapists also undergo extra training and competency testing specific to cardiac rehabilitation.

Patients admitted to Madonna routinely have cardiac monitoring during therapy sessions as well as other activities.

Cardiac patients, families and caregivers receive individualized and group education sessions on these topics, which add to the rehabilitation experience: Cardiac disease, risk factors and preventions, cardiac medications, applying exercise to cardiac recovery, energy conservation, pain management, nutrition, stress management and coping strategies.