Adjusting to life after a heart attack or surgery can be challenging. Cardiac rehabilitation is important to your recovery.
It provides medically monitored exercise, education and counseling that help you return to your regular activities as soon as possible. Cardiac rehabilitation also teaches you the skills necessary for adopting healthier eating, stress management and lifestyle habits.
We offer a variety of resources to help. They include:
Do you want to learn more about how your heart works and how to keep it healthy? Our video library is full of information about conditions, treatments, what to expect during a procedure and other helpful tips.
- “How to” Resistance Training
- Medication Adherence
- Diabetes and Heart Disease: Healthy Eating with Diabetes
- Understanding Cardiac Surgery
- Smoking Cessation
- Cholesterol and Triglycerides
- Mindfulness-including brief exercise
- Stress, Anxiety, Depression and Cardiac Health
- Understanding Cardiac Procedures
- Exercise is Medicine
- Heart Healthy Eating and Weight Management
Mindfulness is a practice of moment-to-moment observation, and can be highly effective in helping bring calm and clarity to the pressures of daily life. This is a powerful adjunct to therapy or medical treatment, and has proven beneficial for health conditions such as cardiovascular disease and chronic pain disorders.
Mindfulness based stress reduction teaches the participants specific skills to develop greater presence of mind, concentration, deep relaxation, and mental and emotional clarity.
- Maintaining an active lifestyle
- Common barriers to exercise
- Developing S.M.A.R.T. goals
- Sample exercise plans
- Exercise logs
- Discharge packet (contains all discharge paperwork below)
My heart-healthy plate
Use the My Heart-Healthy Plate guide to help you make smart choices about the food you eat.
CardioSmart is the patient education and empowerment initiative brought to you by the American College of Cardiology. Our mission is to help individuals prevent, treat and manage cardiovascular disease.
- AHA cardiology patient page
- “Just a little heart attack”
By the Go Red for Women editors. Elizabeth Banks is known for her comedic acting style, but acknowledges there’s nothing funny about a heart attack. Despite its lighthearted approach, this video is meant to be a wake-up call for busy women who tend to ignore common symptoms.
- “23.5 hours”
Narrated by Dr. Mike Evans, 23.5 hours is a short video on the benefit physical activity can have on our health and wellbeing.
- “Drop everything and exercise”
By the Institute of Lifestyle Medicine, was filmed this video at a Harvard Continuing Medical Education Course, and shows you 10 minutes of exercise you can do anywhere.
- “Time to act on obesity”
- "How stress affects your body"
- "Understanding Heart Failure"
Together with the OHSU Center for Women's Health, we host a chapter of Mended Hearts. Join us for peer-to-peer mentoring, advice from cardiovascular experts, and support as you navigate life after a heart attack or other cardiac event.
Join us: First Wednesday of the month, 4 – 5:30 p.m.
Meetings are currently online only, and all are welcome. For login or other information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Center for Women's Health
Kohler Pavilion, 7th Floor
For questions and more information, please contact:
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