Both Cam and Shawna are registered working professionals with governing bodies ensuring their knowledge and credentials are current and follow evidence based best practice.
Cam is an experienced registered cardiac nurse who works directly with cardiac patients in hospital. He is often the charge nurse responsible for his entire department and has extensive cardiac knowledge.
Shawna is an experienced certified exercise physiologist specializing in cardiac rehabilitation, and working directly with patients not only currently in cardiac rehab, but those who have graduated from the rehab program as well.
Their goal is to make their combined knowledge as accessible as possible.
Absolutely Not! Although this site is dedicated to providing information and support for those who have had some sort of heart related event. This site is also great for those who are looking to prevent heart disease as well! Prevention efforts are encouraged!
Yes! If you are entering into one of our cardiac rehabilitation programs, a referral from your doctor is needed before we get started. As with most cardiac rehab programs, getting the green light from your doctor, as well as your cardiac history, is needed so we can keep you safe, and offer you the best standard of care. Most doctors are more than happy to refer, as they know their patients will receive the care they need to get better. We can take care of this step for you!
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People at risk of, or with diagnosed cardiovascular disease would benefit from cardiac rehabilitation. If you currently have or have experienced any of the following concerns, cardiac rehabilitation may be right for you.
- Heart attack
- Coronary artery disease
- Heart failure
- Coronary artery bypass surgery
- Valve replacements
- Atrial fibrillation or flutter
- Peripheral artery disease
- Angioplasty (stents)
- Cardiac Arrest
- High Risk – 1 or more of the following:
- High blood pressure, High cholesterol, Diabetes, Overweight, Family history of cardiovascular disease, Smoking
We will have you log your blood pressure, heart rate, weight, and waist circumference. For those with diabetes we will also keep track of your blood sugars. We will do regular follow-ups with you where we will discuss the measures you have taken, go over any symptoms or concerns, answer any questions, and use the information within the follow up to guide your progression. For those in the enhanced program, we will also track your Heart Rate Variability. Home monitors will be provided, and your measures will be tracked in our logging system.
Here's what you can expect from Pulse Cardiac Rehabilitation:
- Have an expert available to answer your questions, and to help guide your personal progress
- Reduce your cardiovascular risk
- Gain physical strength and stamina
- Improve your cholesterol
- Maintain a healthy blood pressure
- Learn how to manage your symptoms
- Learn what you can do safely
- Learn how to eat for heart health
- Gain skills and support for weight management
- Understand your medications
- Improve your overall health
- Gain skills for managing stress