Utilizing cardiac monitoring and fitness equipment, the center combines education, exercise and nutrition training to create an individualized program for you. The center offers cardiac rehabilitation based on medical necessity for many levels. Our staff will assist you in choosing the appropriate phase and class schedule.
The main goals of our program are to help you reduce your cardiac risk factors, maintain optimal physiological functions and reduce the progression of cardiovascular disease.
The Cardiovascular Pulmonary Wellness Center at El Camino Hospital has been awarded Program Certification for both the Cardiac Rehabilitation program and the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR).
For more information and details about this program, call the Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Wellness Center directly at 650-940-7130.
El Camino Hospital offers educational classes and medically supervised exercise programs that enable you to regain an optimum level of cardiac fitness safely and gradually.
Using cardiac monitoring and fitness equipment, our team combines education, exercise and nutrition training to create an individualized program for you. We offer cardiac rehabilitation based on medical necessity for many levels.
El Camino Hospital's cardiac rehabilitation program at the Cardiovascular Pulmonary Wellness Center is one of the few nationally certified programs in the Bay Area. The main goals of our program are to help you reduce your cardiac risk factors, maintain optimal physiological functions and reduce the progression of cardiovascular disease.
Lectures, Classes and Screenings
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Cardiac Risk Reduction Lecture Series
El Camino Hospital's Cardiovascular Pulmonary Wellness Center offers this lecture series once a week for patients and their families who are in cardiac rehabilitation. Subject matter deals with risk factor reduction for heart disease. Topics include Heart Healthy Nutrition, Cholesterol, Diabetes Health, Stress Management, Exercise and Physiology.
Heart to Heart
This monthly support group provides information and emotional support for persons with cardiac conditions and their family members. Guest speakers are often featured.
A 12-week, interactive, small-group program that offers scientifically researched cognitive and behavioral tools for managing stress.
Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction Program
This program is designed to teach mind and body awareness techniques to help live with physical or psychological symptoms due to daily stress and stress-related illnesses.
Ash Kickers is a six-session smoking cessation program based on the trans-theoretical model of behavior modification. The program helps smokers travel through the various stages of quitting, which include thinking about quitting, preparing to quit, finally quitting, and preventing relapse. Ash Kickers also incorporates tobacco education, group support, and tools for maintenance as part of a comprehensive effort to help smokers as they work their way to a healthier life. For more information call 650-988-8225. Program fee: $125.00
Staying Free Smoking Cessation Program
Working individually with an R.N. Counselor trained to provide this program, smokers learn how to quit smoking and--more importantly--how to remain a non-smoker. You will focus on identifying your individual triggers and develop strategies to respond with new behaviors. For more information call 650-988-8225. Program fee: $125.00
Free Weekly Blood Pressure Screenings
A registered nurse volunteer provides free blood pressure monitoring every Friday morning from 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (except holidays) on the first floor of the main hospital building next to the Health Library & Resource Center. There is no fee, and no appointment is needed. Please call 650-940-7210 for more details.