Integrated cardiac rehabilitation team

 

The Cardiac Rehabilitation  team ensure our patients have the highest quality of care. The aim of the service is to help them to understand and manage their heart condition, so they can improve the health of their heart as well as their quality of life and general well-being.

The multi-professional team includes specialist nurses, a physiotherapist, a psychologist and an exercise specialist.

The cardiac rehabilitation team see patients who are admitted following a myocardial infarction (MI) or percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) prior to discharge. 

Patients referred from tertiary centres for MI or PCI as well as cardiac surgery will be assessed following discharge.

 

Treatment

The cardiac support group

Contact information 


 

Treatment

The services offer a full rehabilitation service for local patients, including clinic appointments, psychological support, help with changing their lifestyle and a cardiac health programme of exercise, education and relaxation.

An initial assessment includes advice on diagnosis, return to normal activities, diet, addressing risk factors, medication and long term management.

The following are also offered:

  • Case management for those requiring longer recovery
  • Referral to cardiologist for advice, if necessary
  • Community or hospital-based nurse-led clinic
  • Physiotherapy assessment
  • An individualised programme that offers options for exercise, education and relaxation
  • Support for families and carers

The service offers aftercare through:

  • Information on the nature of coronary heart disease, returning to normal activities, diet, risk factors, medication and long term management
  • Follow up to ensure good recovery
  • Lifestyle advice and information
  • Classes that have exercise, education and relaxation components
  • Liaison with cardiologists


 

The cardiac support group

The Croydon Cardiac Support Group is for patients and carers. It is run by ex-heart patients who know just how you may be feeling at this time. They visit the Cardiac Zone once a week and hold meetings in the Post Graduate Medical Centre in Croydon University Hospital every second Wednesday of the month from March to December,  from 7.15-9.00pm.

For more information call 07950 410 768

Cardiac Support Group website: www.heartsupportgroup.co.uk

Email: croydoncardiacsupportgroup@live.com 


 Contact information

Cardiac Rehabilitation Team

Shirley House

Croydon University Hospital

530 London Road

Croydon

CR7 7YE

 

Email: mhn-tr.croydoncardrehab@nhs.net

 

Tel: General enquiries 020 8401 3957

Tel: Information about classes 020 8401 3957

Tel: Advice following day case angioplasty 020 8401 3264

 

For clinical enquiries, such as booking an appointment for care, please contact the Cardiology and Respiratory Points Of Delivery (POD) team on 020 8401 3974.


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