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Programs & Services


Cardiac Rehabilitation and Education

Offers education and support for a healthier, more active lifestyle to reduce the risk of future heart problems.

Offers teaching and supports for patients and families to understand how best to lead an active and healthy lifestyle through focusing on diet, supervised exercise sessions, and other cardiovascular risk reduction activities.

Provides teaching and follow-up to people with a history of heart problems, including:

  • myocardial infarction (MI)
  • acute coronary syndrome (ACS)
  • coronary artery disease (CAD)
  • arrhythmias
  • heart failure

Also provides teaching and follow-up to people waiting for an angiogram / angioplasty, pacemaker, cardiac bypass, or valve surgery.

Offers teaching about heart disease and exercise, which includes these topics:

  • heart-smart nutrition
  • risk factors
  • exercise and leisure time
  • managing stress
  • heart disease and your feelings
  • conserving energy
  • understanding your medicine

Information and counselling is also available for how to stop smoking, how to manage high blood pressure (hypertension), and about high lipids and other risk factors. Teaching is available if you are admitted to the hospital or as an outpatient. There are one-on-one counselling and follow-up sessions, small group classes, and phone follow-up. Some tests (e.g., Holter monitoring, stress testing) may be offered at rural sites.

Contact Details

Edson Healthcare Centre

Address
3837 6 Avenue
Edson, Alberta
T7E 0C5
Telephone
780-723-3331
Fax
1-844-776-3846
Hours of Operation
Days of the Week

Monday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Tuesday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Wednesday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Thursday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Note

Closed statutory holidays. Provider schedules may vary.

Access
Service Providers May Include
cardiac rehabilitation nurses, dietitians, occupational therapists (OTs), pharmacists, physical therapists (PTs), recreation therapists, registered nurses (RNs), social workers
Eligibility

Open to people who have experienced a heart event (heart attack, stent, bypass surgery, heart valve surgery) in the last 6 months or have been diagnosed with heart failure.

Referral Needed

Physician referral is required. Contact family doctor or specialist to attend.

Service Access

Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.

Call your local Community Health Services to speak to the Cardiac Nurse.


Service Languages
Interpreter/Translation services
Service Locations