Cardiac Rehabilitation at BMC
Berkshire Medical Center’s award-winning cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation programs are recognized as a “Best Practice” site by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation and are a key element in our program of comprehensive care.
Directed by Cardiologist David Finck, MD and Ann Marie Sadlowski, R.N., the center is designed to help patients with heart disease reduce their risk of future events as well as regain their strength, health and confidence. Other members of our team include registered nurses who are certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, exercise specialists and dieticians.
Cardiac rehabilitation is an important next step in recovery for individuals who have suffered a recent heart attack, heart surgery, angioplasty or angina. Cardiac rehabilitation programs have been shown to reduce deaths by up to 25% during the few years following a heart attack or procedure. Our program includes exercise training, education on heart-healthy living and counseling to help our patients regain active lives. Our team, in collaboration with your referring physician, takes a highly-individualized approach with each patient.
The Early Intervention Program at the center is a medically monitored fitness program located in a comfortable and safe setting where we create individualized exercise and health education for people who wish to reduce their risk of heart attack or heart disease. This comprehensive program provides the tools, guidance and motivation to help people make life-long behavioral changes to promote and improve their health.
The Cardiopulmonary Fitness Center at BMC is located on the fourth floor of the Medical Arts Building adjacent to the hospital. Our patients and their families have access to free valet parking available at the door.
Hours for cardiac rehabilitation are:
Monday: 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tuesday: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Wednesday: 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday: 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
To obtain more information about the center and its programs, please call 413- 447-3093.