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Heart & Vascular Care

The Care You Need to Get Back to the Life You Love

Home is where the heart is, and while February is recognized as National Heart Month, here at East Jefferson, we know heart health is important all year long. Our heart care team is committed to providing each patient with a customized patient experience, because we understand that no two patients are alike. Your first step to a healthy heart is finding the physician that’s right for you. That's where our extraordinary cardiologists come in. You can relax knowing that our heart care team is here to answer all of your questions and concerns. We know how much a heart condition can impact your life, and we commit to providing you with the care you need to build a future you can look forward to.

Cardiac rehabilitation designed with you in mind

If you or someone you know are recovering from heart surgery or who have had a diagnosis of heart disease, the Cardiac Rehabilitation program at East Jefferson General Hospital is designed to help them return to an active and productive lifestyle. The program is the first of its kind in our region and is accredited by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.

Each phase of the program incorporates education, exercise therapy and psychosocial support to help our patients reach their rehabilitation goals. The patient’s Cardiac Rehabilitation care team includes physicians, specialized nurses, clinical exercise physiologists, registered dieticians and social services. The philosophy of the program is to support patients’ successful recovery. The patients with the most success make a strong commitment to the program and attend sessions regularly. Participation helps them to make positive lifestyle changes, show increased physical endurance and are better equipped to handle stress because of improved health.

For more information on the our cardiac rehabilitation program, call 504.503.4145.

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