Cardiac Rehabilitation

Cardiac Rehabilitation, Education and Preventative Care at Oroville

At Oroville Hospital, our highly trained team of board certified cardiac physicians and cardiac nurses use a combination of education, medicine, rehabilitation, and prevention to improve the overall health and wellbeing of patients with coronary disease.

According to 2010 American Heart Association statistics, 81.1 million American adults have one or more types of cardiovascular disease, and cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. The Oroville Hospital Cardiac Rehabilitation Program uses advanced treatment to reduce the life-threatening risks of cardiovascular disease and prevent the progression of the disease.

The Oroville Hospital Cardiac Rehabilitation Program includes exercise training, education, and counseling regarding risk factor reduction, and life style changes, and use of behavioral interventions; these services are integrated into the comprehensive care of all cardiac patients. Some of the aspects of the Oroville Hospitals Cardiac Rehabilitation Program include:

  • There are 7 diagnoses that qualify a patient for Cardiac Rehabilitation.
  • Oroville Hospital Cardiac Rehabilitation is currently held at the Oroville Sports Club.
  • Class size consists of 5 patients per 1 hour session.
  • Each exercise class is developed by Thomas Mundorff, MD, Medical Director for Cardiac Rehabilitation, and Mary Crump, RN, BSN, PHN, Cardiac Rehab Nurse Educator. The physicians and registered nurses monitor EKG, pulse oximetry, blood pressure, response to exercise, and recovery from exercise on a daily basis.
  • Exercise classes are individualized, medically prescribed and supervised, and always held by appointment.
  • With small class sizes, participants take a very active role in achieving cardiac wellness.
  • Light-weight training as well as individual counseling and education are done at each session.
  • Program fees are reimbursable for participants who have Medicare and a secondary supplement. Participants are also covered by private insurance.

The Oroville Hospital Cardiac Rehabilitation Program works with patients who have undergone a wide variety of procedures:

  • Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
  • Coronary Stent Placement
  • Valve Repair or Valve replacement
  • Myocardial Infarction
  • Cardiac Transplantation

Cardiac studies show that those that attend cardiac rehabilitation have significantly better outcomes, fewer hospitalizations, less chest pain, and overall lower mortality and especially a lower risk of sudden death. The Oroville Hospital Cardiac Rehab Program is dedicated to the safety, recovery, and well being of all of our cardiovascular patients.

For more information about the Oroville Hospital Cardiac Rehabilitation Program, contact our Nurse Educator directly at 530-538-0123, ext.109.

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