British Heart Foundation

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board (North Gwent Cardiac Rehab & Aftercare) BACPR Certified


Address:

Flat 15, Ty Meddyg, Nevill Hall Hospital, Brecon Road,
Abergavenny NP7 7EG


About the Programme

Cardiac rehabilitation is delivered through an eight week programme. Prior to attending the programme you will need an assessment by the cardiac rehab/heart failure team, we will contact you to arrange this.

The programme will be tailored to suit your individual needs.

At first you may feel nervous about exercising in a group but you will soon start to feel at home, meeting other people who have had a cardiac event and starting out on your road to recovery.



Contact

Suzanne Indge T: 01873 732511 E: Suzanne.Indge@wales.nhs.uk

Contact 2

Helen O'Leary T: 01873 732511 E: Helen.OLeary2@wales.nhs.uk

What to expect
when you come

The cardiac rehabilitation programme is run by a team of healthcare professionals including; Cardiac Nurses, BACPR Fitness Instructors, Dietitian, Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist and Pharmacist and consists of:
supervised exercise sessions
relaxation
information sessions with topics including medication, the effects of heart disease and treatment,healthy eating, emotional adjustment, stress and relaxation, benefits of exercise, risk factor management and Heartstart.
Our patients also have access to "in house" counselling service if necessary.

How long does it take

The programme runs twice a week for eight weeks and each session lasts approximately 2 - 2.5 hours.

General information

Once you are ready to leave the supervised programme you will be encouraged to attend one of our community exercise classes. These are designed specifically for individuals who have experienced a cardiac event and are run by our trained tutors in a venue closer to your home. Here you can continue to maintain your new lifestyle changes, supported and encouraged by those who understand what you have gone through.
You will be encouraged to set new goals for the future and to continue attending the community exercise class. We will inform your GP that you have completed the programme.
We can also refer you onto your local National Exercise Referral Scheme if required.



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