Cardiac Wellness Early Access Clinic

Cardiac Wellness Institute of Calgary Early Access Clinic

Heart disease affects many people in the Calgary area. Many people after experiencing an ST elevation Myocardial Infarction are now streamed right into Cardiac Wellness Institute of Calgary. They did a good job presenting their findings at this years CCC (Canadian Cardiovascular Congress) 2011 at the Canadian Association of Cardiac Rehabilitation.
Yes it is important to get quick access to cardiac rehabilitation after a heart event. We are also at a point where cardiac rehabilitation is to be best received from the interventional cardiologists. Yet timing of delivery is difficult.
The one thing I found is that there is a difference with cardiac rehabilitation programs here in Calgary. Having worked at both for almost equal times now (5+ years) it is all about patient outcomes. Where will the patient respond best to. Patients now can have a heart attack, have a stent put in and be out of the hospital in a few days vs weeks.  Patients get back to work , back to their daily grind without even skipping a beat at times. Cardiac rehabilitation is important and sometimes going to a group program may meet their requirement or may not meet their requirements. There are other options such as the Heart Fit Clinic.

Either way it is important to get quick access and decide for yourself where you will get the attention you deserve and your goals achieved.

To your success

Diamond Fernandes

Cardiac Wellness Institute of Calgary vs Heart Fit Clinic

Cardiac Wellness Institute of Calgary vs Heart Fit Clinic

Many times we get the question – which program is better?
They are both respectable programs if you are recovering from a heart event.
In an ideal world,you would do both and they would be neighbours. It is so important that if you have had a heart attack that you start a cardiac rehabilitation program as soon as you can and because the Cardiac Wellness Institute of Calgary is co-funded they offer group programs.
You can start immediately upon discharge from the hospital with Heart Fit Clinic’s online cardiac rehabilitation programs.
Both programs are physician recommended it just depends on what type of program you wish to do. The Cardiac Wellness Program is a group format where as the Heart Fit Clinic programs are one-on-one.

It is your heart and you should get started as soon as you can. The Heart Fit Clinic is a cardiac rehabilitation program (post heart event), cardiac maintenance program (anytime after cardiac rehabilitation for ongoing support), and heart attack prevention (anyone with risk factors or concerned about their heart health).