The Cardiac Care Program at Highland Care Center promotes optimum recovery and health for those recovering from heart disease and/or cardiac-related surgery. The goal of the program is to limit the physical effects of cardiac illness and improve cardiovascular fitness and overall health.  An INDIVIDUALIZED cardiac-focused plan of care is designed for each patient placed in in our Cardiac Care Program. In collaboration with the patient, this plan is developed, implemented and supervised by a team of which includes physicians, nurses, physical & occupational therapists and consulting nutritional and psychological professionals.


Cardiac-Focused Rehabilitation is a customized program comprised of exercise and education designed to help you recover after a heart attach, acute episode of heart disease or after cardiac surgery.  ‘CardioStar’ (customized treatment plan) at Highland Care Center includes closely monitored exercises, nutritional counseling, emotional support and education.


Throughout your stay, your condition and progress is monitored 24 hours/7 days per week by a trained team of licensed therapists and nursing staff who continuously track your progress.  You will also benefit from heart-healthy practices such as a nutritious diet, daily exercise routines on state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to assist you to cope with the stress related to your condition.


As you proceed through your INDIVIDUALIZED rehab program, you will learn to:

  • Exercise safely in order to increase your physical activity and endurance
  • Plan and follow a heart-healthy diet
  • Reduce your risk for future heart-related problems
  • Improve your overall emotional health and well-being


Cardiac Care Programs, like CardioStar, have consistently shown to improve a patient’s well-being as evidenced by:

  • Improved tolerance for physical activity
  • Reduced subsequent hospitalizations
  • Return to meaningful vocation and leisure activities
  • Reduction of significant complications

The goals of ‘CardioStar’ are to help you regain your strength, prevent your condition from worsening and reduce our risk of future heart problems.

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