British Heart Foundation

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust


Cardiac Rehabilitation Department, Poole Hospital, Longfleet Road,
Poole Dorset BH15 2JB

About the Programme

The programme provides rehabilitation for people who have undergone Cardiac Surgery, Cardiac Intervention (PCI/stents), people who have had a Heart Attack and Heart Failure . It aims to return people to their optimun healthy lifestyle, reduce there coronary risks and improve confidence. These sessions are supervised by a Cardiac Rehab Specialist Nurse, a BACPR Excercise Instructor and a Physio Technician.
We offer an education morning for patients and relatives. There is also a stress mnangement morning available for those who requie this service.


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What to expect
when you come

People of all ages can attend, the sessions are informal with an emphasis on enjoyment. This is a group of 10-15 patients. You will learn to recognise safe levels of exercise for yourself.
The exercise class consists of 10-15 minute warm-up, two circuits, of 10 stations and a cooldown period.

How long does it take

Cardiac rehabiltation takes place at Everyone Active in Poole on a Wednesday afternnon and at Canford School on a Tuesday morning. These sessions are for one and a half hours, once a week for eight weeks. The classes include educational talks regarding coronary artery disease. On completion of the course you can be referred onto Poole Heart Support Group who have many exercise classes within the community of Dorset. The heart Failure Exercie progrmmes run at poole hospital on a Monday and Queeen Elizabeth's leisure Centre on a Tuesday.

General information

All of our patients are seen in a Nurse led Cardiac Rehab Assessment Clinic. Patients that have had surgery or a heart attack may go onto see a Cardiac Rehab Doctor. You will be able to attend the programme once you have passed an exercise tolerance test (if required).
Please wear comfortable shoes and loose/cotton clothing, low rubber soled shoes or trainers. You need to bring a small drink and a towel. Please bring your GTN spray and inhalers with you, if prescribed. If you are a diabetic you will need to bring a small carton of lucozade and a snack and your testing equipment .

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