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August 21, 2006

Program receives national certification



FREDERICK, Md. - Frederick Memorial Healthcare System's Department of Preventive Cardiology and Rehabilitation has received certification by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation's (AACVPR) National Certification Committee. The rigorous process involved in attaining this recognition ensures that the cardiac rehabilitation program offered at FMH adheres to the strict standards of care established by the AACVPR.

The Cardiac Rehabilitation Program is an outpatient hospital-based program specifically designed for patients who have experienced a recent cardiac event such as a heart attack, coronary artery bypass surgery, coronary valve surgery, or angioplasty. It incorporates individualized exercise focused on improving cardiovascular endurance, strength, and flexibility. Educational lectures are offered with topics such as risk factor reduction for heart disease, eating for a healthier heart, the benefits of exercise, and stress management.

The Department of Preventive Cardiology and Rehabilitation has been caring for patients at FMH since 1988. The department is staffed by nurses and exercise physiologists.

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