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For the past three months I’ve spent time reflecting on my life and found it was impossible to remember a time when I was surrounded by more caring, professional, concerned, instructive, patient and especially nice people.

Eleanor Ann Lipkin

Cardiac Health Center of Morristown Medical Center patient

Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation in NJ - Atlantic Health

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Cardiac Rehabilitation ServicesGagnon Cardiovascular Institute provides exceptional cardiac rehabilitation and care, helping thousands of patients every year enjoy longer, healthier lives. Our rehabilitation programs at Morristown Medical Center Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation, located in the Chambers Center for Well Being, and Overlook Medical Center Cardiac Rehab at New Providence have received national certification from the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation for superior cardiac rehabilitation services.

Phase I – Cardiac Rehabilitation
At Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute, cardiac rehabilitation begins in the hospital after a patient has undergone cardiovascular surgery. Immediately thereafter, patients start heart health education and a progressive therapeutic exercise program. Our cardiac rehabilitation programs are staffed by cardiac telemetry registered nurses, exercise physiologists and clinical dietitians who offer a multidisciplinary approach to recovery. After surgery, patients are guided through a personalized progressive mobility routine and learn about risk factor modification, medication management, and good nutrition, to build confidence and independence.

Phase II – Therapeutic Exercise Program
Following discharge from the hospital, patients who have had a heart attack, coronary bypass surgery, cardiac valve surgery, cardiac transplant, angioplasty, intracoronary stent placement, or ongoing stable angina are eligible to be enrolled in a 12-week supervised therapeutic exercise program that meets three times each week. Heart patients are monitored by a telemetry unit (EKG monitoring) that measures the electrical activity, rate and rhythm of the heart during exercise. Using a monitor enables staff to identify any cardiac issues in response to activity so that appropriate adjustments can be made to each patient's program. Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute's cardiac rehabilitation centers at the Chambers Center for Well Being and Overlook Medical Center Cardiac Rehab at New Providence are furnished with new exercise machines and monitoring equipment, such as portable heart monitors, as well as spacious locker rooms.

Phase III – Heart Health Maintenance
Comprehensive heart health maintenance programs, which incorporate independent therapeutic exercise and other healthy habits, are key to long-term progress. Patients may continue to go to one of Atlantic Health System’s hospitals for regular check-ups or use a local health facility or fitness center. We offer additional community-based heart health education programs on topics ranging from nutrition to stress management to counseling, as well as healthy cooking classes that patients may attend with family and friends.

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Morristown Medical Center
100 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960
973-971-5000

Overlook Medical Center
99 Beauvoir Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901
908-522-2000

Newton Medical Center
175 High Street
Newton, NJ 07860
973-383-2121

Chilton Medical Center
97 West Parkway
Pompton Plains, NJ 07444
973-831-5000

Hackettstown Medical Center
651 Willow Grove Street
Hackettstown, NJ 07840
908-852-5100

Goryeb Children's Hospital
100 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960
973-971-5000

Atlantic Medical Group
1-800-247-9580

Morristown Medical Center

100 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960
973-971-5000

Overlook Medical Center

99 Beauvoir Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901
908-522-2000

Newton Medical Center

175 High Street
Newton, NJ 07860
973-383-2121

Chilton Medical Center

97 West Parkway
Pompton Plains, NJ 07444
973-831-5000

Hackettstown Medical Center

651 Willow Grove Street
Hackettstown, NJ 07840
908-852-5100

Goryeb Children's Hospital

100 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960
973-971-5000

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