Supervised Exercise Program
Individuals enrolled in cardiac rehabilitation have full access to the Morse fitness center in Dowling Hall on UT's Health Science Campus, including a wide range of equipment such as:
- Upright and recumbent exercise cycles
- Rowing machines
- NuStep ergometers
- Elliptical machines
- Weight training equipment
- Indoor track
Exercise prescriptions are provided by our clinical exercise physiologists, who have extensive expertise and experience working with patients with even the most severe cardiovascular disease.
Monitoring of blood pressure, heart rhythm, and heart rate are carefully followed during and after exercise, and work levels are regularly assessed by our friendly nursing staff.
In diabetic patients, blood sugar levels are monitored and reported before and after exercise. In addition, under the guidance and instruction of our exercise physiologists, patients develop a home exercise prescription as well.