Heart Center

Heart Center

Our Mission

The Landmark Heart Center, located at 186 Cass Avenue (across from the Woonsocket Unit), is dedicated to preventing disease through exercise, education, and supervision by specialists.

Whatever your state of health may be, the Landmark Heart Center staff is prepared to meet your needs. Whether you are a healthy individual with the goal of maintaining your health, suddenly find yourself at risk for disease, or have developed a health condition, our credentialed, specially trained staff will provide healthcare with the highest ethical and quality standards. As a specialized service of Landmark Medical Center, our staff will foster communication with every member of your healthcare team.


CARDIAC REHABILITATION PROGRAM

The Cardiac Rehabilitation Program ("Cardiac Rehab") is a specialized program for patients with heart conditions, such as heart attack, angina, or recent cardiac surgery/procedure (stents). This program is certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR).

Our goal with this program is to increase your overall functional capacity and build up cardiovascular efficiency. You are closely supervised by a team of cardiac rehabilitation nurse specialists, exercise specialists, and dietitians.

The length and extent of your involvement is this program is based on the severity of your existing cardiac condition. During exercise, patients are closely supervised by staff through assessment and telemetry monitoring.

Our Heart Center staff maintains close communication with your referring physician in order to maximize medical management and quickly handle any complications that may arise. We also offer educational seminars designed to aid in lifestyle modifications and risk reduction, enabling patients to better manage their cardiac disease.

Who Qualifies?

You qualify for Cardiac Rehab if you have recently had one or more of the following:

  • Heart Attack
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft surgery
  • Coronary Angioplasty and/or Stent Deployment, Valve Replacement/Repair, or Recent Stable Angina
  • Heart Transplantation

Once you are cleared by your physician, cardiac rehabilitation can begin. All education and exercise takes place in the specially designed Cardiac Rehabilitation Center. Upon completion of the formal Cardiac Rehab Program, participation in the Cardiac Rehabilitation Maintenance Program is strongly advised. This program is also available at the Heart Center.

Enrollment

Physician referral is required. Costs are covered by most major insurance carriers if you enroll within six months to one year of your heart attack or cardiac event/procedure. Co-payments and deductibles may apply. Please check with your insurance provider.

CARDIAC REHABILITATION MAINTENANCE PROGRAM

The Cardiac Rehabilitation Maintenance Program is an ongoing program for people who have completed a formal cardiac rehabilitation program or have a history of a heart condition.
Benefits of the program include:

  • Supervision by trained personnel, such as cardiac rehabilitation nurse specialists and exercise specialists
  • Participation at a facility that features structured emergency preparedness
  • Ongoing and annual evaluation of the participants exercise program targeting specific goals such as lifestyle modification, weight loss, muscle strengthening and conditioning

Enrollment

Self-referral. Physician clearance and a yearly stress test are required. Self-pay monthly fee.

EXERCISE TO HEALTH

You don't have to have a heart problem to exercise at the Heart Center.

The Exercise to Health Program is intended for people who want to maintain good health by beginning an exercise program, but do not know how to get started. Credentialed Heart Center staff can develop individualized programs targeting such specialized goals as muscle strengthening, weight loss, increased endurance, lifestyle modifications and risk reduction.

Enrollment

Self-referral. After an initial screening, clients may be requested to undergo additional testing and to obtain physician clearance.

DIABETIC OUTPATIENT EDUCATION PROGRAM

The Diabetic Outpatient Education Program is a six-week group educational series designed to assist diabetic patients in improving blood glucose management. The program also aims to improve quality of life and control the damaging effects of poor diabetic management on body systems.
The Heart Center also offers individual sessions for newly diagnosed diabetics, women with gestational diabetes, and diabetics having management problems or needing insulin or glucose meter instruction.
The educational sessions conducted at the Landmark Heart Center by certified diabetes nurses, dietitians and pharmacist. The program is certified by the American Diabetes Association.

Who Qualifies?

  • Any newly diagnosed diabetic
  • Any long-term diabetic with current management problems
  • Women with gestational diabetes

Enrollment

Physician referral is required. Costs are covered by most major insurance carriers, although co-payments and deductibles may apply.

To enroll in any of the above programs, or for more information, including a tour of the Heart Center, please call (401) 769-9355.