February is American Heart Month. During the week of February 10-16, UTMB celebrates and recognizes our cardiac rehabilitation patients.
The UTMB Cardiac Rehabilitation Program strives to improve limitations experienced by patients who have suffered cardiac events by encouraging and equipping them with the knowledge and practice of a heart-healthy lifestyle.
Cardiac rehabilitation starts when a patient is still in the hospital and continues after discharge with the patient receiving extensive rehabilitation as an outpatient. UTMB’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Center helps teach recovering heart patients a new way of life. The program is managed by Sandra Fontenette RN, BSN and Jessica Anderson MS, RCEP.
The care team at the center encourages everyone to take heart health seriously. On this Valentine's Day, they offer the perfect message: "Just love your heart.”
Read more about the Cardiac Rehab Center in this article from March 2012