Heart Health

Whether you are looking for resources to keep yourself and your family healthy, suffering from symptoms of heart disease, or recovering from a heart attack, we have something to offer in Heart Health Services.  Our services range from diagnostic testing to cardiac rehabilitation.

CPR Class schedule 

Diagnostic Imaging Testing

Our Diagnostic Imaging and Cardiopulmonary services offer numerous diagnostic tests to assess heart health, including:

Cardiac Stress Test
Echo-cardiogram
Nuclear Stress Test
Cardiac CT
Cardiac MRI
Electrocardiogram (EKG)
24/46-hour Cardiac Holter Monitoring
30-day Cardiac Event Monitoring
Stress Testing

Cardiac Rehabilitation

Getting through a heart attack or heart surgery such as coronary bypass, valve replacement or repair, or balloon catheter (PTCA) stent procedure, or heart transplant is tough. Recovering from them shouldn't be. Cardiac Rehabilitation Services staff is here to help.

Cardiac Rehab is a new beginning to a healthier life. Participants learn how to exercise safely, make healthy food choices, and decrease stress.

Phase I:  This first step takes place in the Hospital following a heart-related procedure and includes a referral to Phase II.

Phase II:  This second step is a 12-week/36-session exercise and education program that reinforces and broadens activities learned in Phase I. The program is held at the Hospital on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 6:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Phase III:  This third step is available for patients who wish to continue exercising with a supervised group.

Rehab is Exercise Coupled with Education

Participants exercise for about an hour each session under the supervision of a physician and registered nurses. Exercises are personalized based on individual ability, needs, and interests. The equipment used includes stationary bikes, arm machines, treadmills, NU step, elliptical, and free weights.

The patient's heart rate is watched closely with the help of wireless heart monitors, enabling the patient to build cardiovascular strength in a safe, controlled environment. All heart patients need exercise; no one is too young or too old; and women and men benefit equally.  But exercise is not enough.

Education is an important component of Cardiac Rehab. You will learn about your heart condition, procedures, and medications. In addition to learning how to improve your lifestyle and reduce your risk by improving diet, quitting tobacco, and managing stress.

Support

The Heart Team at Titusville Area Hospital recognizes that making these changes may not be easy. That's why counseling is included. The staff is here to help talk through the challenges and to deal with the many changes, including emotional and psychological impact of heart health issues.

Attitude has a significant impact on whether a heart patient will return to an active or even a more active lifestyle. A strong support network can make a big difference. Families are invited to attend education sessions scheduled after each class so they can educate themselves and be involved in the learning process. It may mean learning to let a loved one do more activities for him or herself or how to cook more heart-healthy meals.

The Heart Team

The Medical Director and Cardiac Rehab Director approve all activities. A Physical Therapist, Dietitian, Pharmacist and Respiratory Therapist are also available to assist in your plan of care. The patient's primary care physician is kept informed throughout the rehabilitation process, receiving regular progress reports.

Titusville Area Hospital is a member institution of The Regional Heart Network.

More Information

Call the Cardiac Rehab Staff at 814-827-1851 or 1-800-950-1851 extension 4640 or email ARussell@TitusvilleHospital.org.