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Cardiac Rehabilitation and SET

High-Quality Cardiac Rehab Services You Can Trust

At the Val Verde Regional Medical Center (VVRMC) Cardiac Rehab Clinic, we treat patients who have had coronary bypass surgery, heart attacks, heart surgery, heart failure, stabilized angina, angioplasty, coronary stent placement, peripheral artery disease, and are pre- or post-heart transplants. Extensive studies have shown patients who participate in cardiac rehab achieve far better outcomes than those who do not. Now you can get outstanding cardiac rehab services right here at home.

What Is Cardiac Rehab?

Cardiac rehab is unique in that it is a multi-disciplinary program. It is important for the treatment and management of acute and chronic cardiac problems. Patients are evaluated and offered an individualized treatment plan, which often includes physical activity, nutrition instruction and information on stress management.

You can expect both emotional and physical health benefits from cardiac rehab, including improved stamina, reversing damage to blood vessels in the heart, weight loss, and the ability to control weight and overall well-being. The lifestyle changes you make while participating in cardiac rehab can have far-reaching beneficial effects in your overall health. Call today to see if cardiac rehab can benefit you.830.703.1729

VVRMC's state-of-the-art cardiopulmonary monitoring platform provides individualized reports on each patient's heart rates, weight-loss tracking and rehabilitative achievements. These reports will let you know how well you are doing with cardiac rehab as you progress.

We provide cardiac rehab services if you have experienced any of the following issues, conditions or procedures:

  • Coronary artery bypass surgery within the past six months
  • Heart attack within the past 12 months
  • Angioplasty or stent within the past six months
  • Stable angina positive stress test within the past six months
  • Valve repair or replacement within the past six months
  • Heart or combined heart-lung transplant within the past 12 months
  • Stable congestive heart failure (class II to IV with EF <35%)
  • Left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation

Located on the main campus at 801 Bedell, Del Rio, Texas.

The American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) sponsors a Cardiac and Pulmonary Program Certification process, the only peer-reviewed accreditation process designed to review individual facilities for adherence to standards and guidelines developed and published by the AACVPR and other professional societies

SET- Supervised Exercise Therapy

Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) is caused by plaque (fat and cholesterol) build up in the arteries leading to the extremities. This build up narrows the arteries causing a decrease in blood circulation. It is usually associated with pain in the legs when walking that becomes less severe with rest. Plaque doesn't really pick and choose which arteries to clog so people with PAD frequently have Cardiac Artery Disease (CAD) as well.

SET can improve PAD significantly. It is an exercise therapy which includes walking until there is some pain, (called claudation because it is based on the Latin work for limp) resting until the pain eases and continuing with the walk/rest therapy for 30-45 minutes several times a week. SET has been proven in a multitude of studies to raise the quality of life for participants. Exercise creates new blood vessels which improve circulation lessening the effects of PAD. Being able to walk without pain makes life better.

Our Cardiac Rehabilitation program now includes SET. If you have been diagnosed with PAD or CAD, call 830.703.1729 for more information or to schedule an appointment. Why not start feeling better today?