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    When your heart experiences problems, it deserves the best care available. Portage Health’s Cardiac Rehab Services are designed to help reduce the effects of heart disease and help you establish a healthier daily routine. Cardiac rehab also includes weekly education sessions which cover aspects of heart disease, disease management and information on lifestyle changes designed to empower patients to improve their heart health, thus decreasing the likelihood of a repeat cardiac event.

    How does Cardiac Rehab work?

    We believe that regaining and maximizing cardiovascular fitness includes:

    • regular aerobic exercise
    • body strengthening, range of motion, balance and flexibility exercises
    • education on lifestyle changes and disease management
    • nutritional counseling and proper nutrition

    What are the goals of the Cardiac Rehab program?

    • Establishment of a structured exercise program
    • Maintain physiologic stability
    • Be free of injuries
    • Demonstration of appropriate coping mechanisms for the anxiety and depression associated with heart disease

    Our services include:

    • Exercise training with continuous telemetry monitoring supervised by registered nurses and exercise physiologists under the direction of Dr. Sigurds Janners, medical director.
    • Education on heart disease and its management and lifestyle changes through weekly education sessions
    • Consultation with a registered dietitian and regular nutritional counseling
    • Creation of a home exercise program with an exercise physiologist, including regular monitoring
    • Provision of tools for anxiety and depression management

    Contact us

    For more information about cardiac rehab services at Portage Health, please call (906) 483-1462 or at (800) 573-5001 (toll free).


500 Campus Drive
Hancock, MI 49930
(906) 483-1000


921 W. Sharon Avenue
Houghton, MI 49931
(906) 483-1777

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945 Ninth Street
Lake Linden, MI 49945
(906) 483-1030


751 S. Seventh Street
Ontonagon, MI 49953
(906) 884-4120


600 MacInnes Drive
Houghton, MI 49931
(906) 483-1860

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