UC Davis Health’s Cardiac-Vascular Rehabilitation Program has been recertified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). This renewed certification recognizes UC Davis’ continued commitment to improving the health and quality-of-life of patients with heart and blood-vessel disease. It is valid for three years.
Accredited programs adhere to published standards and guidelines known to improve outcomes for cardiac rehabilitation patients, according to the AACVPR. At UC Davis, cardiac-vascular rehabilitation is designed to reduce symptoms for those recovering from cardiovascular disease or procedures, with the ultimate goal of reducing heart attack and stroke. The program includes supervised exercise and education on weight reduction, nutrition and smoking cessation, along with pain management for chest pain or peripheral artery disease. The cardiac rehabilitation team includes cardiologists, nurses, dieticians, chronic disease educators, exercise physiologists and psychologists.
“We truly are a multidisciplinary team united in helping patients recover from and avoid the complications of heart and vascular disease,” Lopez said. “This certification is a testament to our commitment and focus on improving the lives of our patients.”
The American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation is dedicated to reducing morbidity, mortality and disability from cardiovascular and pulmonary disease through education, prevention, rehabilitation, research and disease management. Learn more at www.aacvpr.org.
Cardiovascular medicine specialists and subspecialists at UC Davis Health are passionate about providing the highest level of care for all patients with heart and blood-vessel disease. For details about the team and the services they provide, visit our Heart and Vascular Services website.