St. Luke's Heart
Health and Rehabilitation Center

St. Luke's Heart Rehab Center

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Cardiovascular Rehabilitation
Thanks to advances in care and treatment, more people are living with cardiovascular disease today than ever before. And with careful, effective management, they can live a full, active life. A key component to effective management is cardiovascular rehabilitation—a coordinated, multifaceted intervention designed to improve and optimize patients' physical, psychological, and social functioning.

The goal of rehab is to stabilize, slow, or even reverse the progression of cardiovascular disease. It can improve quality of life, reduce risk factors, and create a sense of well-being and optimism about the future. Studies show that overall mortality, cardiac mortality, risk of future events, and hospital readmissions are all reduced by cardiovascular rehab.

St. Luke's Heart Health and Rehabilitation Center
Heart Rehab CenterThe medically supervised cardiovascular rehab program at St. Luke's is tailored to each client's needs. The program includes exercise, nutrition, weight management, medication and symptom management, ECG monitoring, education, counseling, and support. Clients learn to modify risk factors including high blood pressure, smoking, high blood cholesterol, physical inactivity, obesity, and diabetes. They are also counseled on topics such as the appropriate use of prescribed medications and overcoming depression.

Located on the St. Luke's Meridian campus, the Health and Rehabilitation Center is the first of its kind in Idaho. The 11,000 square-foot center is designed to optimize the cardiovascular patient's health and future quality of life. It features more than 80 pieces of heart-healthy exercise equipment, a full-size walking track with a joint-friendly surface, classrooms and audio-visual equipment for ongoing learning opportunities, and a kitchen for heart healthy nutrition presentations and practice.

Heart RehabCardiovascular Rehabilitation Specialists
Dr. Jennifer Shalz is on-site at the Health and Rehabilitation Center to monitor the client's condition and progress as he or she moves through the prescribed physical activities. Clients also have access to an exercise physiologist, physical therapist, and dietitian, who work with the doctor to help patients achieve optimal health and risk reduction.


Referral to the Health and Rehabilitation Center
Clients can be referred to the center by their physicians. Most clients are heart or lung disease patients, such as those who have had a heart attack; have undergone coronary bypass surgery, valve replacement, or catheter-based interventions within the last 12 months or patients with symptomatic lung disease such as COPD.

To refer a patient to St. Luke's Heart Health and Rehabilitation Center, or for more information, please call 706-7050.

St. Luke's Heart Health and Rehabilitation Center
3525 E. Louise Drive, Suite 500
Meadow Lake Office Building
Meridian, Idaho
Phone: 706-7050
Fax: 706-7059


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